The documents entitled “International law” will provide information for each topic on international organisations' most relevant activities in the fields of private international law and the law of civil procedure. These activities consist essentially in drafting conventions. The international organisations in question are:
The Council of Europe has 45 members, including all fifteen Member States of the European Union.
The Hague Conference is an intergovernmental organisation, the purpose of which is “to work for the progressive unification of the rules of private international law”. It has 61 Members, including the fifteen Member States of the European Union.
The principal method used to achieve this purpose consists of the negotiation and drafting of multilateral treaties (conventions) in the different fields of private international law.
UNIDROIT is an independent intergovernmental organisation whose purpose is to study ways of harmonising and coordinating the private law of states and groups of states and to gradually prepare for the adoption by its various members of uniform rules of private law. UNIDROIT has 59 members, including all the Member States of the European Union. UNIDROIT's work consists mainly of model laws but also, sometimes, conventions.
The CIEC is an intergovernmental body whose objectives are as follows:
The CIEC has sixteen members including eleven Member States of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom).
UNCITRAL is the core legal body within the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. UNCITRAL has been tasked by the General Assembly with furthering the progressive harmonisation and unification of international trade law, in particular by preparing new international conventions, model laws and uniform laws. UNCITRAL comprises thirty-six members elected by the General Assembly. Membership is structured so as to be representative of the world's various geographic regions and its principal economic and legal systems.Top
Last update: 19-07-2007