Revista Internacional del Notariado (No. 120, First Semester 2014)

Revista internacional del notario 120The 120th issue of the Revista Internacional del Notariado, published by the Unión Internacional del Notariado (International Union of Notaries) has been released. The issue contains an editorial by Águeda L. Crespo, the president of the Permanent Notarial Office for International Exchange (ONPI) for the legislature of 2014-2016 and an introductory comment by Daniel-Sédar Senghor, the president of the International Union of Notaries.

Á. L. Crespo outlined how his office has been opened to collaboration with other country jurisdictions willing to work with the ONPI, restructured the work areas and inaugurated the new online “ONPI News” service. The Commission and Working Groups’ reports and activities have also been made available online for consideration and review. An announcement was also made in relation to the official naming of the ONPI library in honour of the past president, Rafael Gómex Ferrer Sapiña. Finally, the president of the ONPI reflected on the utility and future of the print edition of the Revista Internacional del Notario before quoting André Gide:

In the presence of certain books, one wonders, who will read them? And regarding certain people, one wonders, what do they read? Finally books and people met each other.

D.-S. Senghor raised a concern regarding the apparent challenges facing notaries world-wide, where their “essence” and “function” is being questioned. He urged notaries to be involved in the working groups and play an active role in the profession:

We have to rebuild the belief we need to have of the utility of our profession and that our function is meaningful only through the service it renders.

The remaining English language components of this issue include:

  • “Some Thoughts Expressed at the Opening Ceremony in Bern, Switzerland.” [pp. 61-62]
  • Juan Ignacio Gomez Villa, “Normas de Organizacion de la UINL y su Significado en el Notariado Mundial” concerning the need for deontological rules tailored for different notaries as well as the Code of Deontology. (21 December 2014) [pp. 69-77] (Only Abstract available in English)
  • Dennis D. Martínez Colón, “Titulacion: Notas Sobre Conceptos Fundamentales y Proyectos de la UINL” concerning the concept of property entitlement and the importance of assessing the notarial document. (18 July 2014) [pp. 101-105] (Only Abstract available in English)
  • Pierre Becque, “Le Nouveau Code Civil Roumain: Les Similitudes Entre le Code Civil Français et le Nouveau Code Civil Roumain en Matiere de Regimes Matrimoniaux” concerning the reform of the Romanian Civil Code as to the recent amendment to the community property regime in matrinonial cases, with a comparative analytical approach to the French legal regime. (undated) [pp. 115-124] (Only Abstract available in English)
  • Luc Weyts, “Quelle est la Valeur d’un Act Notarié à l’étranger? A Propos de la Circulation de nos Actes au Sien de l’Europe” concerning the circulating of notarial deeds and court judgments throughout Europe, in particular to mutual acknowledgments which vitiate the need to obtain apostille. (drafted 4 June 2014) [pp. 131-137] (Only Abstract available in English)
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