Kosovo

October 13, 2020

Kosovo: CLDP Conducts a Webinar to Train Kosovo Customs Officials on Advance Rulings Standards in the U.S. and the E.U.

On October 13, 2020, in coordination with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, CLDP hosted a first in a series of webinars on advance rulings for Kosovo Customs officials.

September 4, 2020 - October 2, 2020

Global: CLDP and the University of Pittsburgh Kick Start the Virtual Vis Moot Boot Camp

From September 4 to October 2, CLDP, in cooperation with the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) of the University of Pittsburgh College of Law, hosted a Virtual Vis Moot Boot Camp for the incoming 2020-2021 CLDP sponsored teams who will compete in the 28th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot). 

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.

April 4, 2020 - July 9, 2020

CLDP Global – 2020 International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Amidst the global impact of the coronavirus, the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Moot in Vienna was hosted online.  CLDP sponspored teams from Burma, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Southern Europe and Caucasus regions to compete with more than 300 law school teams from over 100 countries.   

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/.

December 3, 2019 - December 6, 2019

Kosovo: CLDP Conducts Assessment on Telecom, Energy and Judicial Capacity

On December 3-6, at the behest of the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, CLDP conducted assessments with stakeholders on issues arising in legal and regulatory reform efforts in the telecom, renewable energy and judicial sectors.  CLDP met with telecom regulators, distributors and operators to discuss the potential privatization of Kosovo Telecom, a state owned entity, and how to streamline the telecom industry in accordance with best international practices.  With respect to renewable energy, CLDP met with stakeholders to assess the legal and regulatory framework to promote renewable energy auctions for solar, wind, hydro and bio mass energy.  CLDP also met with the head of the commercial and administrative courts to discuss specific areas of technical assistance, including case management, court automation and bid dispute protests. CLDP will draft a new workplan in these industry sectors to promote trade and investment in Kosovo for implementation in early 2020.

December 3, 2019 - December 4, 2019

CLDP Conducts Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Western Balkans

On December 3 and 4, 2019, in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) Secretariat, and the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, CLDP organized a workshop for customs officials from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Moldova on risk analysis and risk profiles and post-clearance audits (PCA).