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Conferences

The Cape Town Convention Academic Conference is an annual conference that brings together leading scholars, practitioners, government officials, and industry experts to discuss the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and its protocols (collectively, the 'CTC').

The first conference was held at the University of Oxford 5-6 September 2012, the second conference was held at Oxford on 10-11 September 2013, the third was held at Oxford 9-10 September 2014, and the fourth was held at Oxford 8-9 September 2015 The next conference will be in Oxford 13-14 September 2016. The sponsors for these conferences are set out in the programs linked above.

























NOTE ON CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT: Additional materials will be added as they become available.

12-13 September 2017 Conference Agenda:

Update on negotiation of the protocol on mining, agriculture and construction equipment (MAC protocol)

MAC protocol and treaty design: an examination of the mechanism to update identification criteria

A comparative analysis of CTC accession rules (all protocols) and the treatment of fixtures and land liens in the MAC protocol Accessions and non-accessions under the Cape Town Convention: special features under the MAC protocol

Power to dispose under the CTC: background, content and implications

Novation and assignments under the CTC

Injunctions and (declared) non-judicial remedies with a dispute resolution case study

A comparison of the position of buyers under the three protocols

Rules versus standards under CTC, and the relationship to gap filling and national law

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