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Events

February 17, 2017

UNIDROIT, in collaboration with several partners of the Community of Practice on Human-Centered Business Model (HCBM) will host in Rome, on February 17, 2017, an event to present and discuss the concept of the HCBM. RSVP Ms. Françoise Ghin email: f.ghin@unidroit.org tel: (+39) 06 6962145

November 6, 2017 to November 10, 2017

Law, Justice and Development Week 2017: Gender, Law,  and DevelopmentREGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 22.

The Law, Justice and Development Week 2017 will focus on the overarching theme Gender, Law and Development and will address the role of law and justice as enabler for a full and equal participation of women and men to development objectives.

Publications

October 15, 2014

The World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Nordic Investment Bank, and other multilateral and bilateral development partners with a stake in the fight against corruption, including the United Nations and regional organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, academia, and research institutes, have launched a study (the Study) under the auspices of the Global Forum on Law, Justice, and Development, a mechanism shared by a worldwide network of stakeholders designed to capture, co-generate, exchange, and disseminate innovative legal solutions for development.

This article seeks to inform the potential of bioprinting (3D printing of human organs), the legal aspects of the technology, its patentability, regulation, and ethical considerations. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Patent Office) has already granted some bioprinting patents and many more patent applications are pending.2 Although these patents are presumed valid, the validity of some of these might be litigated in due course, as the technology advances and the market expands.

2014

Cover Corruption Warning SignsThis document focuses on corruption that may occur in funded projects of government or international organizations, but corruption cannot be an isolated phenomenon within a project. Instead, it may be systemic, affecting a whole sector or country. So a project to be implemented in such an environment is likely to be susceptible to this broader, general environment, not only on project-specific issues.

World Bank. 2014. Sinais de alerta de corrupção e fraude : um processos licitatorios. Good practices in Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, DC : World Bank Group

2015

Cover Protecting Children from Cybercrime, Legislative Responses in Latin AmericaThe Internet has created an exciting world of rapid information exchange, altering our cultural landscape with enormous new benefits and opportunities in education, socialization, and entertainment. Unfortunately, it has also proven to be a powerful tool for illegal endeavors helping fuel criminal activity. Illicit ventures are no longer constrained by physical limits related to presence, transportation, distribution, jurisdiction, and vigilance as the Internet has provided them a space to thrive without censorship and impunity.

We welcome comments on this draft, as well as interest in joining the Community of Practice on Compensatory Measures in International Government Procurement Contracts. Please reach out to Chantal Dagnaud at chantal.dagnaud@ecco-offset.eu for comments or expression of interest.

Falsified and substandard medicines (FS) are a known public health problem. FS medicines represent various threats to patients: they may contain an insufficient amount or no active ingredient, or dangerous ingredients. Drug resistance, treatment failure and death have been associated with these products. While the prevalence in developed markets is likely below 1%, it is estimated that up to and more than 15% of all drugs sold in developing countries constitute a threat to patients.

African Regional Communities and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities The African Task Force Report “African Regional Communities and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities” was released to the public on October 11, 2016 in Addis Ababa. The African Task Force on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities (ATF) was an 18-month initiative of the Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocity Prevention. The ATF convened in January 2015 to examine the capacities of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in prevention of mass atrocities.

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