Professor Mazzoni was 76, but had unparalleled energy and enthusiasm. His love and dedication for our Institute will remain as an example, and his legacy shall be remembered through the decades.
As we mourn the loss of our President, our thoughts go out to his wife Mona, his daughters Ulrika and Teresa, his son Matteo, and his family and many close friends.
We have lost an extraordinary President; but, above all, we have lost a profoundly decent human being and an unforgettable friend.
On 9 May 2019, the Guide on the Law Applicable to International Commercial Contracts in the Americas was presented at the 98th session of the UNIDROIT Governing Council.
On 8 May 2019, the members of the UNIDROIT Governing Council were invited to take part in the launch of the 4th edition of the Official Commentary on the Cape Town Convention in International Interests on Mobile Equipment and its Aircraft Protocol.
On 6-7 May 2019, UNIDROIT hosted a Joint Workshop, co-organised by sister organisation UNCITRAL, on the legal issues arising from the use of Smart Contracts, Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Ledger Technology.
The annual coordination meeting between UNIDROIT, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), took place in Rome on 24 April 2019.
On 16 April 2019, Deputy Secretary-General Professor Anna Veneziano and Legal Consultant Mr Hamza Hameed delivered a joint lecture to the students of the Advanced Master’s LLM in Air and Space Law Programme at Leiden University.
Around 80 Students were accompanied by the Dean of the Law School, Professor Luis Franceschi and Mr Allan M. Mukuki, Director of International Partnerships.