63rd Congress

Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG

from November 06 to November 10, 2019

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Save the Date – Le 63ème congrès de l’UIA se déroulera à Luxembourg du 6 au 10 novembre 2019 !

Au cours d’une réunion institutionnelle en décembre 2017, c’est la ville de Luxembourg qui a été choisie comme destination pour le 63ème congrès de l’UIA ! Le Bâtonnier François Prum sera le Président du congrès et Alain Grosjean, le Président du comité d’organisation local. Le congrès se déroulera à l’European Convention Centre Luxembourg – ECCL. Le Luxembourg a déjà accueilli les congrès de l’UIA en 1931 (3ème congrès), 1950 (12ème congrès) et 1983 (30ème congrès).

Lors du congrès, venez découvrir la Vieille Ville de Luxembourg, classée au Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO ! Vous pourrez ainsi vous balader dans les vieux quartiers de Luxembourg, visiter le MUDAM (Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean), le Château de Vianden et vous pourrez admirer la vue panoramique depuis la Corniche surnommée « le plus beau balcon de l’Europe ».

Un colloque a été organisé le 27 février 2018 à Luxembourg en partenariat avec le Barreau de Luxembourg. Cet événement a rassemblé 150 participants et a permis de présenter les activités de l’UIA et de commencer à faire la promotion du congrès 2019.

Les congrès de l’UIA sont une formidable opportunité professionnelle de se former et se tenir informé des dernières actualités dans divers domaines du droit. Vous pourrez également nouer des relations d’affaires avec des confrères du monde entier. Ne manquez pas cette opportunité !

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  • Issouf Baadhio

    UIA President

    After Porto, our new destination is Luxembourg, where the next UIA Annual Congress will be held.

    This beautiful city, which has attractions that will appeal to everyone, is ideally located in the heartland of the European institutions. The main themes of our Congress, which are resolutely focused on the future, as well as what lies ahead for lawyers and the legal profession, reflect our passion and our commitment to the practice of law.

    “Innovation and the Law: Where Passion Meets Reason” and “Doing Business in Respect of Human Rights” are the overarching themes.
    Through these themes, we wish to project our vision for the future of the legal profession.

    This 2019 Congress is being organised with the kind assistance and continuous involvement of Luxembourg lawyers. The Luxembourg Committee will be delighted to show you how charming the city is. The opening ceremony will take place at the Philharmonie and the gala dinner at the MUDAM, both of which symbolise the city’s cultural wealth.

    The in-depth technical work that is planned for our Congress will be fully compatible with the social activities for all attendees and accompanying persons, in the best tradition of UIA hospitality, which is built on participatory conviviality, sharing, integration, cultural and professional diversity, and is the core fabric of our organisation.

    I look forward to seeing many of you in Luxembourg so that this Congress is made a success by your participation and by everything that we achieve together over the course of the event.

    Issouf BAADHIO
    UIA President
    Past President of the Burkina Faso Bar

  • François Prum

    Congress President

    It is a great honour for me to have been appointed as the President of the UIA’s 63rd Annual Congress. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a unique location for holding such an event and we will make every effort to provide the best possible welcome for the congress attendees, who will be travelling from countries all around the world.

    The beauty and the particularities of Luxembourg are widely known and recognised beyond its borders. The Fortifications and the Old Quarters of the City of Luxembourg have been listed as UNESCO world heritage sites since 1994. We will be delighted to show you Luxembourg, which is rapidly changing, modern, multicultural, cosmopolitan and welcoming, while remaining true to its values and roots.

    We are very honoured that His Royal Highness, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, has granted us his High Patronage for this 63rd Congress. The opening ceremony will take place in one of the most renowned European musical venues, the highly prestigious Philharmonie. The gala dinner will be held at the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), a magnificent modern art museum designed by the world-famous architect I. M. Pei. The Rockhal concert hall, which is located on the former site of the Esch-Belval steelworks, which has been completely rehabilitated in order to make way for a new, innovative city, will be the venue for an exciting evening that has many surprises in store for you.

    The main themes, the first of which is “Innovation and the Law: Where Passion Meets Raison”, are resolutely forward-looking. This theme will examine both the influence of innovation on the law and reciprocally, the need for the law to regulate innovation in certain cases, in various high-tech sectors.

    The second theme concerns fundamental rights and businesses. On June 16, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. These are guidelines for the UN Member States and private businesses for the fulfilment of their legal obligations, as part of the implementation of the UN’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework. Lawyers should pay close attention to the practical implementation of the UN’s guiding principles in order to provide the best possible advice to businesses.

    We would like the scientific work to be widely available to lawyers, but also to other legal professionals, students, and European and global institutions, while involving representatives of both national and international businesses.

    We look forward to seeing many of you at a Congress that we trust will be unforgettable.

    François PRUM
    President of the Congress
    Immediate Past President of the Luxembourg Bar


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