American Society of International Law (English)
European Group for Private International Law (French)
The Society is a not-for-profit organization under U.S. law which as been granted Consultative Status (Category II) to the United Nations. It is the principal membership organization in the United States dedicated to advancing the study and use of international law, including private international law. The Society is both a non-partisan forum for debate and discussion and an educational institution promoting innovative thinking on issues of law, international relations, and public policy. The web site has many articles on all aspects of international law and links.
Hague Conference on Private International Law (English, French)
This group studies and proposes new legal instruments and new ideas on private international law in Europe. The site offers documentation on the meetings, activities, and proposals of this group. Some documents in English.
International Chamber of Commerce (English)
Official site of the most important worldwide organization on IPL. Extensive information on its functions and the text of the various multilateral conventions.
International Law Association (English)
The ICC is a private international organization whose activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and dispute resolution to presenting arguments in favor of open trade and the market economy system, business self-regulation, anti-corruption efforts or combating commercial crime. The web site has many articles and other information on a wide variety of issues, including some involving private international law.
International Law Department, Organization of American States (OAS) (Spanish, English)
The Association, based in London, has as its main objectives the study, clarification and development of both public and private international law. The site has a Transnational Law Database with the rules and principles of the Lex Mercatoria.
International Law Institute (English)
The site explains the functions of the Department and has lists and texts of many agreements between states of the Americas.
Library of the University of Kent at Canterbury (United Kingdom) (English)
The Institute, with its headquarters in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to the education, through courses and the publication of books, of people from around the world on international law, in order to promote the resolution of international disputes.
Max Planck Institute on Private International Law (German)
An interesting collection of links related to private international law. Click "law links" and then "Private International Law".
Private International Law (Belgium) (English, French, Dutch)
The site of the Max Planck Institute on Private International Law. In German, with a section in English under construction.
Rome-Convention.org (Trier Academy of European Law) (English)
This website is about International Private Law in Belgium. Contains law texts, jurisprudence, information and comments about Belgian International Private Law and European and International Conventions ratificated by Belgium.
Spanish Inter-University Group for Research, Teaching and Practice of Private International Law (Spanish, English)
The site has information on the convention, which covers the law applicable to contractual obligations, including a database of information with the text of the convention, the interpretation protocols, explanatory reports, and other materials.
The Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC)
The web site of a group of Spanish professors specializing in private international law. Legislation, caselaw, and news.
U.S. Department of State Page on Private Internacional Law (English)
The Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) is dedicated to promoting the amicable and fair settlement of disputes.
UNCITRAL United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (Spanish, English, French, Arabic, Chinese)
This Private International Law site, maintained by the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law (L/PIL) at the U.S. Department of State, has as its purpose to provide a convenient location to find treaties in force for the United States, other international instruments, and information on current negotiations and projects covering private international law of such areas as trade and commerce, finance and banking, trusts and estates, family and children matters, and international judicial assistance. The database is organized into four general areas: Trade and Business Transactions Law; Family Law; International Judicial Assistance; and the law governing Wills, Trusts, and Estates. The previous version is at http://www.state.gov/www/global/legal_affairs/private_intl_law.html
UNIDROIT The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (English, French)
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is the core legal body within the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. UNCITRAL was tasked by the General Assembly to further the progressive harmonization and unification of the law of international trade. It promotes participation in conventions and wider acceptance of model and uniform laws, the uniform interpretation of such laws, and the dissemination on national legislation on international trade.
Site of the independent intergovernmental organization that studies the needs and methods for modernizing, harmonizing, and coordinating private law among the nations. It prepares model laws to serve as a reference for the legislatures of the nations of the world when drafting new laws. The website includes Database of International Case Law and Bibliography relating to the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, Principles and Rules of Transnational Civil Procedure, Status reports on the Conventions drawn up by UNIDROIT and approved at diplomatic conferences convened by member States of UNIDROIT.
Center for Public Resources (CPR) (English)
Cyber Arbitration (English)
CPR is hard at work to provide benefits that help members meet their business goals and advance their ADR practices.
International Court of Arbitration (English, French)
Cyber Arbitration its own methods and procedure for initiating and concluding the online alternate dispute resolution proceedings of disputes.
Mexican Arbitration Center (Spanish, English)
As the arbitration body of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Court of Arbitration has pioneered international commercial arbitration as it is known today. The Court took the lead in securing the worldwide acceptance of arbitration as the most effective way of resolving international commercial disputes.
The Arbitration Center (CAM) is a private institution dedicated to the administration of arbitral proceedings under its own rules, the Rules of Arbitration of the Arbitration Center of Mexico. In this site you can find a lot of information (publications, events, rules, etc.) related to the arbitration in Mexico.
Conflict Research Consortium, Univ of Colorado (USA) (English)
CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution (English)
This site provides a great deal of information on the topic of conflict resolution in general, including from the perspective of political science, sociology, and anthropology. Hundreds of articles, interviews, audio-visual, on-line courses,and other resources.
The Institute is a not-for-profit alliance of more than 500 major corporations and law firms for the resolution of business and public disputes through innovative alternative dispute resolution approaches. It offers alternative dispute resolution services.
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (English)
A free resource that contains hundreds of links to sites related to arbitration.
International Commercial and Industrial Arbitration Court (CARICI) (English, French)
The Centre, which is closely linked with the World Bank, was established under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Other States in 1966. It offers mediation and arbitration services. It is mainly directed at national governments and large investors.
International Council for Commercial Arbitration (English)
ARICI is an international and non governmental association (NGO) founded in 1980 by international businessmen, judges and lawyers. It set up the CARICI, which arbitrates disputes in any field of international business endeavor, e.g. import-export transactions, insurance schemes, financial agreements, contracts of carriage, construction projects, industrial joint-ventures, etc. These disputes can concern public or private corporations as well as sovereign States.
Kluwer Arbitration.com (English)
The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), an NGO accredited with the United Nations, is a leading world-wide organisation devoted to promoting international arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. It organizes conferences and publishes literature on the subject. It has a very useful links section with many Internet links to arbitration sites.
Lex Mercatoria.org (English)
KluwerArbitration.com, from the publishing company Kluwer Law International, offers a fully-searchable database of primary and secondary materials in the field of International Commercial Arbitration with access to full-text downloads of materials. Some sections are pay only. Links to the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, the Permament Court of Arbitration, and the International Council of Commercial Arbitration.
London Court of International Arbitration (English)
A site hosted by the University of Oslo, Norway and the Institute of International Commercial Law of Pace University (USA). It has many useful links on international commercial law, including private international law, e-commerce, intellectual property, and international arbitration.
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (English)
The LCIA is made up of 35 member nations. It offers mediation and arbitration services. The site has basic information on the Court, and a useful links page with extensive links to arbitration-related sites.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague (English, French)
The Institute is a not-for-profit organization based in London for practicing arbitrators with more than 10,000 members in 86 countries. It offers education, training, and a list of qualified arbitrators. The site has a good links page.
WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (Spanish, English, French)
The site has many documents related to the Court and its functions, pending arbitration cases, the signatory countries to the Hague Convention, and national legislation of the signatory countries, as web as many links.
The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center was established in 1994 to offer Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options, in particular arbitration and mediation, for the resolution of international commercial disputes between private parties.
ARBITEC (Spanish Asociation of Technological Arbitration) (Spanish)
The objective of ARBITEC (Spanish Asociation of Technological Arbitration)is to offer an alternative and effective method for dispute resolution regarding products or services related to Information Technology.
Belgian Arbitration Centre (English, French, German, Dutch)
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CONFIANZA ONLINE (Spanish, English, Catalonian)
Danish Institute of Arbitration (English, German, Danish)
CONFIANZA ONLINE is a self-regulatory system that was born with an integral vocation and with the aim of joining all the possible professional initiatives to promote and defend the development of advertising and commerce in the new media.
Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (English, Estonian)
ECODIR helps consumers and businesses prevent or resolve their complaints and disputes online using a quick, efficient and affordable service.
Finland Arbitration Institute (English, Finnish, Swedish)
France: Arbitral Chambre of Paris (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian)
The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce administers arbitrations conducted under its Rules. The Institute appoints arbitrators and conciliators to both domestic and international cases. The Arbitration Institute can also act as an appointing authority under the UNCITRAL Rules. The Arbitration Institute was established in 1911. Since 1919 it has been operating in connection with the Finland Chamber of Commerce, but is completely independent in its operations.
French Court of Arbitration and Mediation (English, French, Dutch)
German Arbitration Institute (German)
International Arbitral Centre, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (English, German, Italian)
The German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) is a registered association, with approx. 700 members from Germany and abroad, with the aim of promoting national and international arbitration.
Internet Ombudsman (German)
Ireland: Dublin Arbitration Centre (English, French, German)
The Internet Ombudsman is an independent dispute resolution and advisory body.We offer tips for safe online shopping and develop quality standards for secure e-commerce.
Luxembourg: Arbitration Centre, Chamber of Commerce (French)
Malta: Arbitration Centre (English)
Norway: Dispute Resolution, Chamber of Commerce (English, Norwegian)
Portugal: Commercial Arbitration Centre (English, Portuguese)
Sweden Arbitration Institute, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (English, Swedish)
RisolviOnline is the service of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration that resolves commercial disputes, in a simple and cost-effective way, through a simple Internet connection.
The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
The SCC is part of, but independent from, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and was established in 1917. The SCC provides efficient dispute resolution services.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Association (English)
O.A.S. Trade Unit Foreign Trade Information System (Spanish, English, Portuguese)
This site contains information on arbitration laws, rules and practice in each of the APEC Member Economies (which include Mexico, Peru, and Chile) together with other material on alternative dispute resolution (ADR). In this site ADR includes arbitration, mediation, conciliation and hybrid systems. The aim of the site is to provide information to business people and their professional advisors with a view to reducing the costs of doing business in the Region through providing transparent and authoritative information of methods of resolving commercial disputes that do not involve litigation.
Peruvian Cibertribunal (Spanish)
SICE is a technical division of the Trade Unit of the Organization of American States (OAS/OEA). Complete information about trade in the Americas, with references to integration processes: ALCA, TLCAN/NAFTA, MERCOSUR, y Comunidad Andina (Andean Community). Contains very extensive sections on Dispute Settlement (texts of laws and treaties), Intellectual and Industrial Property, E-commerce, Competition Policy, Investments, legislation from all the countries of the Americas, links with regional organizations and associations.
Venezuela Arbitration Centre (Spanish)
Its objective is to solve the problems coming up from cibersquatting by means of the cacellation or transfer of domain names.
From the Caracas Chamber of Commerce. Basic information, applicable law and rules, news, and commentaries. Some rules are also in English.
Canada: ADR Institute of Canada (English, French)
Canada: Canadian Foundation for Dispute Resolution (English)
CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
CPR aims at mitigating the extraordinary costs and delays of litigation, while achieving more satisfying and lasting results through appropriate alternatives, like negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
EEUU: Government Office of Dispute Resolution, Federal Dept of Justice (English)
The Cybersettle process generates high-speed settlements by matching offers and demands, enabling users to settle disputes instantly, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet.
ElectronicCourthouse provides an online forum for businesses as an alternative to expensive litigation. Designed to uphold the principles of fairness and justice, the service provides a fixed product, for a fixed price, within a fixed time.
iCourthouse is is an online courthouse where you can present your disputes for trial before a jury, any time, for any reason.
Mediate BC offers mediation information, services and programs for individuals, families and organizations. We also support mediators and other dispute resolution professionals with training, professional development and resources.
This award-winning blog delivers news, musings, tips, and information on alternative dispute resolution and people-focused innovations in the practice of law.
National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (English)
Search mediation attorneys and learn about mediation.
Resolution Forum (English)
The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution supports and sustains the development of information technology applications, institutional resources, and theoretical and applied knowledge for better understanding and managing conflict.
Smartsettle One (English)
Resolution Forum, Inc. (RFI), a Texas non- profit organization, is engaged in a cooperative effort with legal, business, and professional entities to improve the efficiency of private dispute resolution services.
Southern California Mediation Association
Online Dispute Resolution and Negotiation System. It features the latest eNegotiation technology in a server-based system that is accessible using only a browser on a Mac, PC or Linux.
The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution
The Southern California Mediation Association was founded in 1989 to respond to the growing interest in mediation as a profession and mediation as an effective adjunct or alternative to other forms of problem solving.
USA: American Arbitration Association (English)
NCTDR supports and sustains the development of information technology applications, institutional resources, and theoretical and applied knowledge for better understanding and managing conflict.
USA: United States International Trade Commission (English)