Annual Report - Activities and Priorities of Dept. Justice International Private Law 2008


Overview Chart of International Private Law Priorities

NOTE: In this chart, 1, 2 and 3 represent the order of priority afforded to each project, 1 being the highest priority.


Hague: Hague Conference on Private International Law

OAS: Organization of American States

UNCITRAL: United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

Unidroit: International Institute for the Unification of Private Law

World Bank

August 2008

Priority Level International Commercial Law Judicial Co-operation and

Enforcement of Judgments

Family Law Protection of Property


Negotiation · Security Interests in Intellectual Property (UNCITRAL)

· Project on Harmonised Substantive Rules Regarding Indirectly Held Securities (Unidroit)

· Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Hague)

· Convention on Service Abroad (Hague)

Implementation · Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) - (World Bank)

· Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Aircraft Protocol (Unidroit)

· Convention on Securities Held by Intermediaries (Hague) -ULCC Uniform Act

· Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods and Protocol (UNCITRAL)

· Convention on the Assignment of Receivables (UNCITRAL)

· Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit (UNCITRAL)

· Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Hague)

· Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (Hague)

· Convention on the International Protection of Adults - (Hague)

· Convention on Parental Responsibility and Measures of Protection of Children (Hague)

· Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague)

· Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (Hague)


· Convention on the Form of an International Will (Unidroit)

· Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts - (Hague)

2 Negotiation · Revision to the Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction and Services (UNCITRAL)

· UNCITRAL Working Group on Insolvency Law - Treatment of enterprise groups

· UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration - Revision of UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

· CIDIP VII - Project on jurisdiction and application law for consumer contracts (OAS)

· CIDIP VII - Project on electronic registries for secured transactions (OAS)

Implementation · Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (UNCITRAL) · · Convention on Intercountry Adoption (Hague) · Convention on the Law Applicable to Successions (Hague)


3 Negotiation · Preliminary draft Protocol on Matters specific to Space Assets to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Unidroit)


· Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad (Hague)

· Convention on International Access to Justice (Hague)

Implementation · Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes (UNCITRAL)

· Model Law on Cross-border Insolvency (UNCITRAL)

· Conventions on International Leasing and on International Factoring (Unidroit)Model Legislative Provisions on the Recognition and Enforcement of Interim Measures of Protection in Arbitral Context (UNCITRAL)

· Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation (UNCITRAL) - ULCC Uniform Act on International Commercial Mediation

· Canada-France Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments (Bilateral)


Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects (Unidroit)

Next Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting

Place to be Announced

August 9 – 13, 2020