Between 2 and 3 December 2023, UNIDROIT participated in a high-level legal forum in Wuhan, in the People’s Republic of China. Co-organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Wuhan University and the Chinese Society of International Law, the theme of the forum was “Promoting World Peace and Global Economic Recovery through the International Rule of Law”.
During the forum, UNIDROIT Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado delivered a keynote address on “the Role of UNIDROIT in Harmonising International Private Law and Commercial Law to Support Economic Development”. Chaired by the President of the Chinese Society of International Law Professor Huang Jin, the keynote panel also featured presentations by Ms Wang Dong (Treaty and law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Ms Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah (Former Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China), Professor Huang Jiefeng (Former Director of the ICAO Legal Affairs Bureau), Dr Sun Jin (Director-General of the Preparatory Office of the International Organisation for Mediation) and Judge Guo Zaiyu (Judge of the Fourth Civil Court of the Supreme People’s Court of China).
UNIDROIT Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado delivers keynote address at the 8th East Lake Forum on International Law in Wuhan – December 2023