67th Congress


from October 25 to October 29, 2023

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The UIA 67th Congress will be held in Rome, Italy, from October 25 to 29, 2023.




Wednesday, 25 October
● Regional Forums
● Opening Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail

Thursday, 26 October
● Main Theme 1: Freedom of Movement, Migration and Human Rights
● Working Sessions of the Commissions
● Informal Reception

Friday, 27 October
● Main Theme 2: Food, Environment and Energy Challenges: How Lawyers can Help Find Solutions for Individuals and Businesses.
● Working Sessions of the Commissions
● Gala Dinner

Saturday, 28 October
● Working Sessions of the Commissions
● Closing Ceremony and Cocktail

Sunday, 29 October
● General Excursion 

The Congress will be held at the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa.



















































A word from...

  • Uquiola de Palacio

    UIA President

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    Our Congress, the flagship event organised every year by our beloved UIA, is drawing closer. The 67th edition will take place this year in Rome, for the first time since 1927, when our association was founded. The "eternal city" is a melting pot of cultures dating back thousands of years, where time and art give people an elevated and almost transcendent perspective. This atmosphere will unquestionably be a source of inspiration for the Congress participants! There will be many attractions outside the meeting rooms, but I am sure that the main themes will capture the attention of the Congress participants: "Freedom of Movement, Migration and Human Rights" and "Food, Environment and Energy Challenges".

    Without doubt, both issues are very topical, but at the same time also complex and controversial. The human drama of migration, when it is a necessity for survival, is added to the drama of war and environmental challenges. These are two intertwined facets of the same tragedy that falsify the illusion of complacency and self-righteousness of rich societies. Indeed, both issues challenge the very pillars of our human rights system. On the one hand, they raise doubts about the coherence of a modern interpretation based on the positive obligations of States to guarantee certain conditions and provide certain minimum services for the protection of basic legal goods such as life and health, related to food and the environment. On the other hand, they call into question the obligation of these States to reach an international consensus in the form of clear rules, which ensure the legal security of people – all people – in the face of the great uncertainties of life.

    Both subjects call for a calm technical and legal debate that can also contribute to the search for realistic solutions. Through the 45 working sessions scheduled and by listening to the 300 speakers – with all the variety and depth stemming from the diversity of the origins of the speakers and participants, coming from more than 80 countries – I am convinced that we will make concrete progress in the quest for realistic and viable solutions to these issues, which call into question the very essence of our capacity as lawyers.

    We will be able to reflect on all this in the incomparable setting of a city that will undoubtedly leave lasting memories for all of us. For me, this will be a unique opportunity, as the Congress will take place during my term of office, and I look forward to seeing you all there in person!

    Arrivederci a Roma!

  • Claudio Coggiatti

    President of the UIA 67th Congress

    Dear Colleagues, Dearest Friends,

    Here we are, finally!

    On behalf of the members of the Organising Committee, I have the honour and pleasure to warmly invite you all to attend the 67th Annual Congress of our beloved Association, to be held in Rome from October 25 to 29, 2023.

    Italy, the Bel Paese has already had the honour of hosting you on the occasion of previous UIA Congresses (Milan 1958, Turin 2001, Florence 2014), but, putting aside any false modesty, be assured that the one in Rome will be a truly exceptional Congress, definitely not to be missed.

    Rome, the capital of the Roman Empire, is HISTORY.

    Rome, the birthplace of the Renaissance perfection of Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo, and the stage on which artists of the calibre of Bernini, Borromini, Canova, and Caravaggio competed  for excellence, is ART.

    Rome, the mother of the corpus iuris civilis, is the CRADLE OF LAW.

    Rome, the eternal city, is an ELIXIR FOR A LONG LIFE.

    The city and traditions of Rome are perfectly matched to the two main Congress themes, “Freedom of Movement, Migration and Human Rights” and “Food, Environment and Energy Challenges”.

    Rome, the navel of the Mediterranean, has, since time immemorial, an innate predisposition to hospitality and, with its cuisine, traditionally defined as poor because based on natural products of strict local origin (today we would say "at Km 0") represents a guide and a model of development that can contribute to access to food for the vast communities that are still deprived of it.

    It is no coincidence that the International Institute of Agriculture had its headquarters in Rome from 1905 to 1948 and the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have been in Rome since 1951.

    We look forward to welcoming you with outstretched arms, hoping Rome’s most beautiful month of ottobrata will also be our devoted partner.

    There is no way we could go wrong: “All Roads Lead To Rome”!

Organising Committee

  • Comité organisateur

    Claudio COGGIATTI, Président Coggiatti & Associati
    Corrado DE MARTINI Studio Legale De Martini
    Carlo MASTELLONE Studio Legale Mastellone
    Mario NAPOLI Pedersoli E Associati Studio Legale
    Aldo BULGARELLI Bulgarelli & Co. Avvocati
    Fabio MORETTI Moretti Burgio
    Luigi MACCHI DI CELLERE Macchi Di Cellere Gangemi
    Bruno MICOLANO Studio Micolano
    Alfredo GUARINO Studio Legale Avv.Vincenzo Guarino
    Lilia Lucia PETRACHI Studio Legale Petrachi
    Lavinia SAVINI Fpb Legal Milano - Trieste - Bologna
    Barbara BANDIERA Milan
    Mariaelena GIORCELLI Bortolotti , Mathis & Associati
    Elena BORSACCHI Studio Legale Associato Barbieri Borsacchi
    Edoardo BELLI CONTARINI Fantozzi & Associati
    Veronica DINDO Dindo, Zorzi E Avvocati
    Irene GRASSI Cocuzza & Associati Studio Legale
    Alberto PASINO Studio Legale Zunarelli E Associati
    Diego SALUZZO Grande Stevens Studio Legale
    Andrea CARLEVARIS Bonellierede


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Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa
Via G. Frescobaldi 5 - 00197 Rome - Italy


To register for the Congress and for any information on the UIA and/or the Congress, please contact:
Union Internationale des Avocats
9 rue du Quatre-Septembre - 75002 Paris - France
T. +33 1 44 88 55 66
E. uiacentre@uianet.org

To book your hotel, please contact:
T. + 33 1 58 16 20 10
E. uiacongress@bnetwork.com
W. www.uiacongress.bnetwork.com


Register online or download the registration form in the "Useful Documents" section. Your registration will only be confirmed after the full payment of the registration fees.


(*) The list is available on the UIA Website: www.uianet.org, membership section.
(**) This registration is for young lawyers who are under 35 years old only.

(***) This registration is for judges, government lawyers and for academics that are non-lawyers only.
(****) This registration is reserved for students under 30 years old and does not provide access to the informal evening.
(*****) This registration does not provide access to working sessions.

Registration fees include*:

  • Opening ceremony and welcome cocktail at Teatro Brancaccio on 25 October
  • Language and regional forums on 25 October, except for accompanying persons
  • Working sessions (main themes, commission session and special sessions) on 26, 27 and 28 October, except for accompanying persons
  • Lunches and coffee breaks on 26, 27 and 28 October, except for accompanying persons
  • Informal reception at Villa Miani on 26 October, except for law students
  • Closing ceremony and cocktail at Parco dei Principi on 28 October
  • Congress bag (for Congress participants only)
  • Access to the exhibition area

* Except in the case of one-day registrations or accompanying persons.

Members of the legal profession cannot be registered as accompanying persons for the Congress. Accompanying persons are not authorized to attend scientific sessions or lunches. To be able to participate in social activities, accompanying persons need to have registered and paid the corresponding registration fees. They will be given a special badge.


The Congress registration fees, as well as the gala dinner fees, must be paid in Euros:
1 - By credit card (VISA or MASTERCARD).
2 - By SWIFT bank transfer, specifying on the transfer order: “no charges for the beneficiary”, in favor of the Union Internationale des Avocats, indicating your surname and first name and the reference: “67th Congress - Rome”.

Account holder:
Union Internationale des Avocats
Société Générale - 91 avenue des Champs Elysées
75116 Paris - France
IBAN: FR76 3000 3033 9200 0503 4165 164


As the access to some venues might not be very easy for people with restricted mobility, please kindly indicate in the appropriate section of the registration form whether you need any particular attention.


Lunches will be organised so that you have ample time to meet friends and colleagues. They will be served at the Parco dei Principi Hotel as a standing cocktail reception. Access will be granted on presentation of your badge, and based on the selection you have made on your registration form.


Once you are registered for the Congress you have privileged access to the participants’ list (along with contact details) at any time on rome.uianet.org.


The reports received in electronic format by the UIA will be available on rome.uianet.org, for all registered participants who have paid their registration fees.


In order to obtain credits for continuing legal education purposes, if applicable depending on agreement at the national level, each participant attending the Congress may download his / her “Certificate of Attendance” after the Congress ends through “My UIA” section at www.uianet.org. For more information, please contact the UIA.


Some names and meetings or activities have not yet been inserted in this programme, as the UIA did not receive confirmations in time for printing. We invite you to regularly consult the portal of the Rome Congress on the UIA Website to find out about the changes and additions made in the Congress programme. The final programme will be distributed to participants at the Congress venue, and will include all updates and logistical information.


For the first time since its founding year, 1927, UIA will hold its Annual Congress in Italian capitol city, Rome.
With its history stretching back thousands of years, Rome is the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural riches in the world. Its historical centre, outlined by the enclosing Aurelian Walls, layering nearly three thousand years of antiquity, is an invaluable testimony to the European western world’s cultural, artistic and historical legacy.
The cradle of la dolce vita, Rome offers a huge range of possibilities for visitors, with a myriad of restaurants, breath-taking landscapes, its lively nightlife, and the overwhelming warmth of Italian’s welcoming spirit.


The registration programme will be available soon. In the meantime, you can already book your accommodation for the Congress!

The hotels selected by the UIA are located in the center of Rome, at a short distance from the Parco dei Principi Hotel (Congress venue).

You can book your accommodation online at: www.uiacongress.bnetwork.com

From €319 per night

From €360 single per night

From €310 per night

From €245 per night (minimum stay 4 nights)

From €270 per night

From €270 per night

From €539 per night

From €361 per night

From €220 per night

Price per night and per room, inclusive of VAT (10%) and breakfast, exclusive of city tax


Nationals of EU Member States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom do not need a visa for stays of less than three months. However, they must be in possession of a valid National Identity Card or Passport.
Passport holders from countries other than EU Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom should consult the government website, which lists the countries whose citizens do not require a visa for short stays. If, however, you are a citizen of a country that is subject to the visa obligation, please contact the Italian embassy or consulate in your country of residence in order to obtain a visa: https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en
We strongly advise those who require a visa to proceed with their visa application as early as possible.


Since 1st June 2022, travellers are allowed to enter Italy without presenting any proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative PCR test.


The UIA will not provide shuttle services from the airport or from the train station. Roma Fumicino international airport is located 33 km from the Parco dei Principi Hotel. It takes around 45-50 minutes to go from the airport to the Parco de Principi by taxi depending on traffic conditions. You can also reach the city centre with the Leonardo Express, a non-stop service dedicated exclusively to airport passengers, from/to Rome Termini central station with departures every 15 minutes and a journey time of 32 minutes. For more information, please visit: https://www.adr.it/web/aeroporti-di-roma-en/pax-fco-to-and-from
Rome has also a good public transport system including buses, trains and tramway.


Dress code for the various social events:

  • Opening ceremony and cocktail: business attire
  • Informal evening: smart casual wear
  • Gala dinner: full evening dress
  • General excursion: casual wear


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Your data is processed in accordance with French Law no. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 on computerized data processing, personal data and civil liberties, and EU Regulation no. 2016/679 on data protection:
• The data that is necessary for the performance of your contract with the UIA is processed for the following purposes:
i. for the purpose of customer management;
ii. for the issuance, collection and verification of invoices.
This data is kept for 10 years after the completion of our last contract.

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- to judicial and administrative authorities, to the persons and other entities to which a right of access
to such data is granted by law;
- to the public or private entities for which the disclosure of data is necessary in order to meet the accounting and administrative needs of the UIA, as well as to comply with the obligations imposed by tax law and regulations, such as public agencies and accounting firms;
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- your resume to relevant authorities with a view to enabling you to obtain accreditation as part of vocational training and in order to inform participants;
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