On 28-29 March 2022, Ms Philine Wehling, UNIDROIT Legal Officer, delivered a lecture on “UNIDROIT & the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts” to postgraduate students of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) in Turin.
The two-day lecture introduced the students to UNIDROIT’s mandate and working methods, to then focus on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts. The students learned about the origin and applicability of the UNIDROIT Principles, and reviewed the Principles’ key articles, covering the life cycle of an international commercial contract. Subsequently, the group explored the influence of the UNIDROIT Principles on other instruments developed under the auspices of UNIDROIT, such as the UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming and the UNIDROIT/IFAD Legal Guide on Agricultural Land Investment Contracts.
The lecture was part of the Master of Laws in International Trade Law programme, which is co-organised by the ITC-ILO, the University of Turin and the University Institute of European Studies in collaboration with the Turin School of Development.