The UIA partners with LexisNexis to produce a series of publications on relevant legal issues.

Natural Resources Exploitation: Business and Human Rights

Can natural resources exploitation continue as a no-limit business? If measures have to be taken, what are they? Are compromises possible or should certain activities simply be stopped or dramatically reduced, with the economic consequences that we can imagine, including for employees? Distinguished speakers of diverse backgrounds examined these issues during the Main Theme Session on “Natural Resources Exploitation: Business and Human Rights”, held on 28 October 2017 during the UIA’s 61st Congress in Toronto.

This fourth book in the UIA-LexisNexis Publications Collection contains the speakers’ written contributions to the Congress, as well as contributions of other experts in the field, and examines the legal issues arising from the exploitation of natural resources on a legislative, administrative and contractual level, in addition to focusing on compliance mechanisms, dispute resolution and other mechanisms for redress..

Current Trends in Start-Ups and Crowd Financing

The first book is on the legal aspects of starting up and funding a business. Legal practitioners from various jurisdictions cover legal topics and trends relevant to start-ups and crowdfinancing and provide an overview on the currently booming start-up environment. This book covers the most relevant legal topics on startups and crowdfinancing, and assists legal practitioners in better understanding concerns in this area. It should be a great read for any legal practitioner wishing to venture into the start-up and crowdfinancing world.






Compliance - Challenges and Opportunities for the Legal Profession

This book introduces its readers to the fundamentals of regulatory compliance. Many interesting and important topics are addressed, including the challenges to compliance, the emergence of internal control and compliance systems within companies, and tools that may assist a company in compliance management. It details the views expressed by the speakers at the 2016 UIA Budapest Congress about how legal practitioners in various jurisdictions are dealing with the compliance agenda. This book is essentially their testimony, based on their daily experience in the field.


Recognition and Enforcement of Judgements and Arbitral Awards: Recent Trends and Developments

This book explores recent developments about recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards from both a domestic and a cross-border perspective. It amplifies the current trends concerning these principles in EU Regulations and international Conventions.












The Status of Women and the Rule of Law

What is the precise status of women today? Even if their circumstances have considerably evolved, discrimination is still preserved though laws, traditions, and beliefs. This question is judicial, political, and sociological.

The book is partly in French and English and is under the patronage of the UIA and the scientific direction of Alain Grosjean. It is the result of a year of work that brought together more than 50 authors who wished to contribute.
All benefits will go to the Al-Baradoni association to financially supports the humanitarian actions of the film director Khadija Al-Salami, including her commitment to the education of children in Yemen in a state of war.
The director plans to create a school in camps for displaced persons (the project provides for the purchase of tents, school equipment, the care of teachers, but also the distribution of meals to the children concerned).








Private International Law in Daily Life

Much like private individuals, companies, whether they are family-based or not, evolve in an environment that stretches more and more across national borders. Societies, individuals, and their data travel across the word. Their banking operations, contracts, procedures, and much more involve third parties that who do not belong to the same geographic area or legal context. Companies and individuals must therefore anticipate problems that come from the complexity of this geographic and judicial diversity if they do not wish to face worse ramifications down the line. Within the context of the European Union, solutions have been presented which have been refined over time. For legal practitioners, this evolution is a sign of a permanent upgrade. However, the world is not limited to the European Union and exchanges with non-member countries require added attention to the issues they may generate.

This book addresses many of these issues, both in the context of the economic person or within the private sphere.

These ideas were put forth on the study day organized on March 27, 2015 by the UIA Belgian National Committee and the French Section of the Brussels Bar Association.



European and Global Issues with the Protection of Private Data 

This book offers an analysis of the major issues related to the protection of private data, in light of the implementation of new European regulations.

We are currently witnessing a true social, economic, and technological revolution. The exploitation of private information with big data and the internet of things will change the world. Given these advances, but also with an awareness of the concerns this revolution might bring up, it is important to rely on the basic fundamental rights. As such, the book reviews the jurisprudence of both the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

A special attention is also given to the geographic scope of the application of the new regulations and of the transfer of data. The book highlights the American perceptions of these data protection rules in reference to the last negotiations between Europe and the United States. It particularly addressed the right to be forgotten, the issues with profiling, and the system for receiving notifications of security breaches, highlighting the challenges inherent within the protection of personal data within financial services, particularly when it comes to payment fraud.