UNCITRAL Events and News

UNCITRAL Events and Colloquia

Vienna Arbitration Days

21 February 2020 to 22 February 2020

UNCITRAL is a co-organizer of the Vienna Arbitration Days, the leading arbitration conference in Austria. The event will be held from the 21-22 February in Vienna, Austria. This year’s topic is Arbitration and Public Law. UNICTRAL Secretary, Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret, will speak about transparency in arbitration during a session titled, Safeguarding Public Interest in Arbitration. The program and details about how to register for the Vienna Arbitration Days can be found here.

The Settlement of Investment Disputes by Arbitration and Mediation within the Ohada Area

16 January 2020 to 17 January 2020

UNCITRAL is glad to support the organization of the Symposium on “The Settlement of Investment Disputes by Arbitration and Mediation within the OHADA Area”, in partnership with APAA, OHADA, ALSF and the French Cooperation, to be held in Douala (Cameroon) on 16-17 January 2020. UNCITRAL Secretary, Ms. Anna Joubin Bret, will speak about the Singapore Convention on Mediation and the current status of Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform) and Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation / Dispute Settlement).

Le règlement des différends relatifs aux investissements par l'arbitrage et la médiation dans l'espace OHADA

16 January 2020 to 17 January 2020

La CNUDCI est heureuse de soutenir l'organisation du Symposium sur « Le règlement des différends relatifs aux investissements par l'arbitrage et la médiation dans l'espace OHADA », en partenariat avec l'APAA, l'OHADA, l'ALSF et la Coopération française, qui se tiendra à Douala (Cameroun) les 16-17 janvier 2020.

ISDS Roundtable, Seoul, Republic of Korea

12 December 2019 to 13 December 2019

The UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RCAP) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) of the Republic of Korea are pleased to invite government representatives to the roundtable discussion on investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) reform (the ISDS Roundtable) to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 12-13 December 2019.

投资人与国家间争议解决改革圆桌會議, 韩国首尔

12 December 2019 to 13 December 2019





UNCITRAL Colloquium on Civil Asset Tracing and Recovery

06 December 2019

At its fifty-second session, in 2019, the Commission requested the Secretariat to organize a colloquium, in cooperation with other relevant international organizations, to further clarify and refine various aspects of the Commission’s possible work on civil asset tracing and recovery, for consideration by the Commission at its fifty-third session, in 2020. The Commission was of the view that the colloquium should consider the elements of a possible toolkit on civil asset tracing and recovery and collect more information on civil law jurisdictions practices.

Coloquio sobre localización y recuperación de bienes

06 December 2019

Durante el 52o período de sesiones en 2019, la Comisión pidió a la Secretaría que organizara un coloquio, en cooperación con otras organizaciones internacionales competentes, a fin de aclarar y perfeccionar diversos aspectos de la posible labor futura de la Comisión sobre localización y recuperación civil de bienes, para que la Comisión lo examinará en el 53º período de sesiones, en 2020.

联合国国际贸易法委员会(UNCITRAL) 资产追查和追回专题讨论会

06 December 2019

在2019年联合国国际贸易法委员会第五十二届会议上,委员会请秘书处与其他有关国际组织合作举办一次专题讨论会,以进一步澄清和完善委员会在关于资产追查和追回一领域可能开展的工作的各个方面,供委员会 2020 年第五十三届会议审议。委员会认为专题讨论会应审议关于资产追查和追回的可能工具所包含的内容,并收集更多关于大陆法法系各法域做法的资料。专题讨论会还应(a)审视刑事和民事追查和追回资产办法,以期更好地界定该专题,同时受益于现有工具;(b)审议为破产法和其他法律领域开发的工具;(c)讨论拟议的资产追查和追回工具及其他国际文书 (A/74/17, para. 203)。有关决定为委员会于审核美国提交的提案后作出 (A/CN.9/996) and (A/CN.9/WG.V/WP.154)。

Universal Artificial Intelligence: Levelling the Playing Field

15 November 2019

The Universal Artificial Intelligence: Levelling the Playing Field conference, co-organized by UNCITRAL, Shearman & Sterling, and BCG Gamma, will be held on 15 November 2019 in Paris, France. A member of the UNCITRAL secretariat will participate remotely in a panel titled “Artificial Intelligence in Law: Artificial Intelligence v. Human Judgment.” 

L’intelligence artificielle universelle : uniformiser les règles du jeu

15 November 2019

La conférence sur « l’intelligence artificielle universelle : uniformiser les règles du jeu », organisée conjointement par la CNUDCI, Shearman & Sterling et BCG Gamma aura lieu le 15 novembre 2019 à Paris. Un représentant du Secrétariat de la CNUDCI interviendra en visio-conférence dans le panel intitulé « L’intelligence artificielle en droit : l’intelligence artificielle contre le jugement humain. »

New Articles

02 January 2020

The monthly compilation for December of the bibliography of recent writings related to the work of UNCITRAL is now available.

12 December 2019

With its accession to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), Guatemala becomes the ninety-third State Party to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Guatemala on 1 January 2021. (view press release)

04 December 2019

CLOUT Issue 200 is now available online. It includes seven abstracts on the CISG, one on the Limitation Convention, one on the Electronic Communications Convention and one on the Model Law on Electronic Signatures. The cases are from Australia, Denmark, France, Poland and the USA and include recent decisions from the French, Polish and Swiss Supreme Courts on the CISG, as well as judicial guidance on the requirements for legal recognition of electronic signatures.