The international rules on data protection in a digital universe and the fight against money laundering and corruption, i.e. the challenges and opportunities of the compliance system – these were the two main themes of the Budapest congress that took place on 28-31 October 2016 with the participation of jurists, lawyers, judges and legal scholars from all over the world. The International Association of Lawyers (Union Internationale des Avocats, UIA – www.uianet.org) held its annual congress in Hungary. The 60th anniversary of the congress provided an excellent opportunity for the participants to discuss topics of international interest that touch upon cross-border legal relations.
At the opening ceremony of the event, speeches were delivered by Dr. László Trócsányi, Minister of Justice of Hungary, High Patron of the UIA Congress in Budapest and by Dr. János Martonyi, former Foreign Minister of Hungary. Dr. Péter Darák, President of the Curia, Patron of the UIA Congress in Budapest also attended the event’s discussions that were conducted in French, English and Spanish.
Budapest, the 14th of March 2017
Press Secretariat of the Curia of Hungary