Law Students: Apply to attend UNCITRAL Working Groups in New York or Vienna

UNCCA Law-Student Attendance Working-Group Scheme (UNLAWS) The UNCCA Law-Student Attendance Working-Group Scheme (UNLAWS) is an opportunity for a select number of law students to accompany Australian academics attending UNCITRAL Working Group meetings in Vienna or New York in 2018. UNLAWS is an initiative of the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia (UNCCA). The participating students … More Law Students: Apply to attend UNCITRAL Working Groups in New York or Vienna

Reflections from WGII, by Harjit Singh

General Meeting of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. Working group II (Dispute settlement) sixty- seventh session. 2- 6th Oct, 2017. I did Commercial Law, Company Law, International arbitration and International Law as some of my Law subjects which I enjoyed immensely and being part of the observer group in the the UNCITRAL working … More Reflections from WGII, by Harjit Singh

#UnitedAgainstCorruption – UNCITRAL supports International Anti-Corruption Day

On 9 December 2017, UNCITRAL marked International Anti-Corruption Day by promoting its UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement Promotion. See the Call2Action from the Regional Centre: To mark International Anti-Corruption Day (http://www.anticorruptionday.org/) on 9 December 2017, as designated by the UN General Assembly, UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and Pacific issues a Call2Action. We encourage you … More #UnitedAgainstCorruption – UNCITRAL supports International Anti-Corruption Day

50 Years of UNCITRAL: UNCCA United Nations Day National Lecture Series

UNCCA held its first annual UN Day Lecture Series around Australia in October, November and December 2017. A copy of the Lecture, delivered by UNCCA Chair, Tim D. Castle is available here. The Lecture was held in the following venues with distinguished chairs and commentators, some of whom have produced written commentaries which are available by … More 50 Years of UNCITRAL: UNCCA United Nations Day National Lecture Series

Hon Bob Ellicott AC QC attends the UN Day Sydney lecture

By Tim Castle: Inspiring to hear Hon Bob Ellicott QC at my last UN Day lecture in Sydney last night. Bob was Australia’s delegate to UNCITRAL as Solicitor-General in 1970, three years after it was founded. Even then he said he was struck by how this new body was based on a search for “the … More Hon Bob Ellicott AC QC attends the UN Day Sydney lecture

Call for comments: Draft model law on recognition of cross-border insolvency related judgments

The UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia (UNCCA) is monitoring the progress of the work being undertaken by UNCITRAL’s Working Group V – Insolvency. WGV last met in New York in May 2017. It has reached the stage where it has a draft document on the recognition of foreign insolvency related judgments; see: Draft model … More Call for comments: Draft model law on recognition of cross-border insolvency related judgments

Report from WGI (MSMEs), by Bryce Williams

From 16-20 October 2017, UNCITRAL Working Group I (MSMEs) met in Vienna to try and finalise its work on a legislative guide relating to business registries.  The guide will form one pillar of its ongoing work in reducing legal obstacles faced by micro, small and medium enterprises, and facilitating the entry of these enterprises into … More Report from WGI (MSMEs), by Bryce Williams