4 Cape Town Convention J. 1 (2015)

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Cape Town ConventionJournal, 2015
Vol. 4, No. 1, 1-2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2049761X.2015.1104844


Jeffrey Wool
Universities of Washington and Oxford - G
Rafal Zakrzewski
University of Cambridge - Editor

This past year has witnessed major develop-
ments in all aspects of the Cape Town
Convention    ('CTC') system, starting with
several additional ratifications. The United
Kingdom, Australia and others have become
party to the treaty. That, in turn, has added
to the momentum for other ratifications,
including several in Europe expected over
the coming period. Important legal cases
have been decided, both on substantive issues
(the Spicejet litigation in India) and those invol-
ving the International Registry (the Belair liti-
gation in Ireland). The International Registry
has launched a revolutionary re-design, the
'closing room', which replicates, in electronic
terms, the dynamics of a transaction closing
and provides the frame for registrations. That
will undoubtedly be the starting point in the
development of many     future registration
systems for secured (and other) transactions.
Finally, a fundamental revision to the Prac-
titioners' Guide was released, which with the
Official Commentary belongs in the centre
of any detail-oriented Cape Town Conven-
tion library.
  All of the foregoing may be found on the
increasingly comprehensive website of the
Cape Town Convention Academic Project
(the 'Project'), www.ctcap.orgwww.ctcap.org,
a joint undertaking between the University of
Oxford Faculty of Law and the University of
Washington School of Law.

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       The fourth issue of Cape Town Convention
    Journal (the 'CTC Journal') adds to the corpus
    of important treaty materials. In line with the
    focus of the CTC Journal - to provide in-
    depth, qualitative analysis of important, dfficult or
    complex topics under the Convention and its
    various Protocols - this issue covers these
    CTC items: legal opinions, standards and prac-
    tices (P Durham and K Basch); the interaction
    between remedies and local procedural law (D
    Gray, J MacIntyre, and J Wool); public and
    private features of the treaty (L Weber); basic
    features of the protocol on mining, agriculture
    and construction equipment which is under
    development (H     Gabriel, and a comment
    thereon by C Mooney Jr); international sanc-
    tions on the International Registry (D Fennelly);
    and the treaty's relationship with the Geneva
    Convention of 1948 (D Hanley). For complete-
    ness, this issue continues the practice of includ-
    ing an article on depositary related matters by
    the UNIDROIT Secretariat, including a status
    report on ratifications and accessions and sum-
    maries of declarations made. Reflecting the
    spirit of openness animating the Project, this
    Journal continues to be available in electronic
    form at no cost. (A printed hard copy may be
       As was the case in prior years, the papers and
    topics in the CTCJournal were the subject of a
    conference held in Oxford under the auspices
    of the Project. We were joined by senior UK

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