rome_may_2009_s.jpg 11 May 2009. ESPI and the renowned International Institute on the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit) will increase their cooperation as discussed during a meeting at Unidroit's seat in Rome.

The meeting took place following the recent publication of ESPI Perspective 22 on "The Need for Timeous Completion of the Preliminary Draft Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on Matters Specific to Space Assets" (webnews here), which had been prepared by Daniel A. Porras, Associate Officer at Unidroit. Unidroit has become highly visible in the space domaine through this project and is now a major player in the field of international regulation of, in particular, commercial space activities.

Meeting with the Deputy Secretary-General of Unidroit, Martin Standford and Daniel A. Porras at Unidroit's seat in Rome, ESPI's Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl and Project Manager Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi discussed further cooperation between the two institutes. The first instance will be ESPI's Workshop on Policy Aspects of Third Party Liability on 15 May 2009 (invitation here), where a member of Unidroit's Governing Council (Sergio Carbone, University of Genoa) will speak and where Unidroit will be one main addressee of the workshop results and conclusions. Another field of cooperation will be the second part of the on-going ESPI project on “Economic and Political Aspects of  National Space Regulations in Europe”, managed by Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi, where Unidroit's current activities with regard to the Space Protocol will be analysed with a view to its consequences for Europe.









Unidroit Deputy Secretary General Martin Stanford (second from right) and
Unidroit Associate Officer Daniel A. Porras (right) with
ESPI’s Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi and Kai-Uwe Schrogl







photo credits: ESPI, Unidroit

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