Europe

July 1, 2020

Bosnia-Herzegovina: CLDP-led Vis Moot Webinar Attended by Coaches and Faculty from Six Countries Across the Balkan and Caucasus Regions

On July 1, CLDP, in coordination with U.S. Embassy Sarajevo and Association Arbitri, held a webinar to prepare faculty and coaches from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, and Georgia in their selection of students for the annual Willem C. Vis Moot competition (Vis Moot) that will take place in Vienna, Austria, in April 2021.

May 14, 2020

Kosovo: CLDP Holds Webinar on IPR Counterfeit Products with Customs Officials

On May 14, 2020, CLDP, in coordination with experts from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, held a webinar for Kosovo customs officials on international best practices for combatting counterfeit products.

May 1, 2020

Moldova: Transparency and Good Regulatory Practice in the Development and Implementation of SPS Measures

CLDP recorded the first of a series of webinars for Moldovan officials responsible for the development of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures. 

March 10, 2020 - March 14, 2020

Middle East, South Asia and Eastern Europe: CLDP Conducts 10th Annual Pre-Moot Competition

Amidst the global impact of the coronavirus, the Annual Willem C. Vis Moot in Vienna and Hong Kong was cancelled. More than 400 teams from over 80 countries had anticipated to compete in the premier program this April. In response, on March 10-14, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CLDP, in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for International Legal Education and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, successfully converted the 10th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot into a virtual Vis Pre-Moot. The virtual pre-moot was the first to showcase a virtual program that was able to connect participants from around the globe simultaneously, overcoming technical obstacles that could impede connections. Additionally, CLDP and its partners developed virtual tools that improved mooting practices, such as virtual moot rules, automatic scoring, and electronic grade submissions. The pre-moot program provided a series of live sessions, recorded lectures, interactive virtual breakout sessions, and practice rounds. The highlight of the 5-day virtual program was a two-day competition, consisting of general rounds and elimination rounds, along with a “virtual gala.” The winner of the event was the Royal University of Colombo. More than 100 attorneys from around the globe volunteered their time to serve as advisors and arbitrators. The Vienna organizers have now called on CLDP to assist them in converting this year’s global moot into a virtual event. CLDP will now be working closely to support the Moot organizers in Vienna next month in designing and implementing the global event so as to enable the 400+ registered teams to submit their required oral arguments for competition. For more information, please visit: http://premoot.bcdr-aaa.org/.

February 24, 2020 - February 26, 2020

Support of Government of Ukraine Delegation to the GPA Committee Meeting in Geneva February 23 – 27

CLDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the US Embassy Kyiv, supported the travel of the Government of Ukraine (GOU) delegation to the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) Committee Meeting that took place on February 24 – 26. 

February 24, 2020 - March 6, 2020

Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova Assessment

From February 24 to March 6, 2020, CLDP conducted an assessment trip to Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova. CLDP met with representatives of the respective countries’ government officials responsible for customs, government procurement, investment, and agriculture and also met with representatives from the private sector and academia.

February 20, 2020 - February 21, 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Hosts an International Sales Contracts Workshop

On February 20-21, CLDP, in coordination with the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of Republika Srpska and the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), conducted a two-day workshop on the Enforcement of International Sales Contracts for Bosnian judges. This workshop utilized case study materials and trainers from CLDP's Pre Moot  program hosted in Zenica, BiH.  U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Covington and Professor Don De Amicis led the program, which focused on the application of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the New York Convention within the Bosnian legal framework. The workshop, held for 21 participants, aims to increase the capacity of judges to effectively adjudicate international commercial disputes.  The workshop also held sessions on case management techniques for judges aimed at addressing issues around BiH  case backlog and delays.