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.

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

联合国国际贸易法委员会亚太区域中心及韩国法务部诚邀各政府代表参加于2019年12月12日至13日在韩国首尔举办的投资人与国家间争议解决改革圆桌会议(ISDS圆桌)。

ISDS圆桌由联合国贸法委亚太区域中心和韩国法务部共同举办,亚太地区的国家代表可就联合国贸法委第三工作组正考虑的的投资人与国家间争议解决的改革方案会面并交换意见(第三工作组第三阶段的授权任务为拟定推荐予委员会的有关解决方案)。ISDS圆桌将包括七节会议,分别探究上诉机制、第三方出资、行为守则、咨询中心、投资人与国家间争议解决的改革方案的多边工具、多边投资法院以及仲裁员和审裁员的任命。(请查阅附件中的暂定大纲)

期望为期一天半的ISDS圆桌能让各代表团就将在2020年1月20日至24日在维也纳举行的下一次工作组会议上讨论的改革方案及将在日后进一步考虑的方案分享意见。联合国贸法委亚太区域中心和韩国法务部诚邀各政府代表参与ISDS圆桌,以对这些投资人与国家间争议解决改革方案发表意见。预计讨论将基于秘书处就改革方案预备的工作文件,以及各国向工作组提交的材料进行。我们目前正寻求愿意就某些改革方案进行带头讨论的国家代表。

详情请咨询uncitral.rcap@un.org

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.

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)。

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.

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. »

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.” 
 
Programme

The 3rd UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit 2019

04 November 2019

The Hong Kong Judicial Conference, co-organized by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, the Department of Justice, Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China, and Asian Academy of International Law, will take place on 4 November 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

第叁届联合国国际贸易法委员会亚太司法会议2019

04 November 2019

由联合国国际贸易法委员会亚太区域中心、中华人民共和国香港特别行政区律政司及亚洲国际法律研究院合办的香港司法会议将於201911

New Articles

12 November 2019

Benin has acceded to both the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (2005) (the “Electronic Communications Convention”) and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (2008) (the “Rotterdam Rules”). Read the press release here.

31 October 2019


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


29 October 2019

The United States of America becomes the second State Party to the United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade. The Convention, adopted by the General Assembly in 2001, establishes principles and rules relating to the use of receivables (rights to payment of money) in the cross-border context for financing purposes. Read the press release here.