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American Society of International Law (English)

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.

European Group for Private International Law (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.

Hague Conference on Private International Law (English, French)

Official site of the most important worldwide organization on IPL. Extensive information on its functions and the text of the various multilateral conventions.

International Chamber of Commerce (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 Association (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 Department, Organization of American States (OAS) (Spanish, English)

The site explains the functions of the Department and has lists and texts of many agreements between states of the Americas.

International Law Institute (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.

Library of the University of Kent at Canterbury (United Kingdom) (English)

An interesting collection of links related to private international law. Click "law links" and then "Private International Law".

Max Planck Institute on Private International Law (German)

The site of the Max Planck Institute on Private International Law. In German, with a section in English under construction.

Private International Law (Belgium) (English, French, Dutch)

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.

Rome-Convention.org (Trier Academy of European Law) (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.

Spanish Inter-University Group for Research, Teaching and Practice of Private International Law (Spanish, English)

The web site of a group of Spanish professors specializing in private international law. Legislation, caselaw, and news.

The Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) 

The Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) is dedicated to promoting the amicable and fair settlement of disputes.

U.S. Department of State Page on Private Internacional Law (English)

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

UNCITRAL United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (Spanish, English, French, Arabic, Chinese)

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.

UNIDROIT The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (English, French)

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.

ADR Resources (ARyME)  

ADR Resources (ARyME) is a private institution dedicated solely to providing specialized information on international ADR, and to promoting a better understanding and use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve civil and business disputes.


Alternative GC is born as a Business Project in February 2012 from the encounter of a common goal among its founding members. Three skilled professionals, experts in the management and resolution of conflicts detect the need to create a new space that will return to the society adapted resources to the needs of saving.

American Arbitration Association 

It contains material of great interest to all forms of \"prevention and resolution of conflicts\" such as mediation, arbitration, the dispute review boards and other alternative dispute resolution procedures.

Arbitration and Mediation Center WIPO 

WIPO is the global forum of services, policies, cooperation and information on intellectual property (IP). It is an agency of the United Nations, self-financed, which has 186 member states. WIPO\\\'s mission is to take the lead in developing an international IP, balanced and effective system capable of innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. The mandate and the governing bodies of WIPO as well as the procedures governing its operation are contained in the WIPO Convention establishing the Organization in 1967.

Association for Conflict Resolution. Voices, Choices, Solutions.  

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is a professional organization enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. They are the nation’s largest professional association for mediators, arbitrators, educators and other conflict resolution practitioners.

Center for Public Resources (CPR) (English)

CPR is hard at work to provide benefits that help members meet their business goals and advance their ADR practices.

Cyber Arbitration (English)

Cyber Arbitration its own methods and procedure for initiating and concluding the online alternate dispute resolution proceedings of disputes.

European e-Justice Portal Mediation 

The European e-Justice Portal is meant to be a single window in the field of justice. The first thing they seek is to facilitate the life of citizens by offering information on the legal systems and improving access to justice in the EU in 23 languages.

European Judical Network in Civil and Commercial Matters 

The European Commission represents the general interests of the EU and is the driving force that proposes legislation (to the Parliament and the Council). It administrates and enforces the policies of the EU, ensures the compliance of EU legislation (along with the Court) and negotiates in the international scene.

ICAV Mediation Center 

The Mediation Center of the Bar Association of Valencia (CMICAV) is born by the impulse of the CMICAV and the will of the registered lawyers trained in mediation as well as the Mediation Section, which works closely on the success of the project.

ICC International Court of Arbitration 

The Court is one of the world\'s most experienced and renowned international arbitration institutions. Working closely with its Secretariat, the Court’s primary role is to administer ICC Arbitrations. It performs the functions entrusted to it under the ICC Rules of Arbitration and continually strives to assist parties and arbitrators to overcome any procedural obstacles that arise.

Improving dispute resolution 

The funding and practical support for this project have generously been made available by the HEFCE Leadership, Governance and Management Fund and our project partners, Leeds Metropolitan University, Staffordshire University, the University of Wolverhampton, the Higher Education Mediation Service of the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, Martineau, Eversheds and Mills & Reeve and the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, College of Law, Georgia State University, USA.

International Mediation Institute  

IMI is the only organization in the world to transcend local jurisdictions to develop global, professional standards for experienced mediators, advocates and others involved in collaborative dispute resolution and negotiation processes. IMI also convenes stakeholders, promotes understanding and disseminates skills. IMI competes with no one because it provides no billable services.

International Court of Arbitration (English, French)

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.

Mexican Arbitration Center (Spanish, English)

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.

National Institute for Advanced Cnflict Resolution  

The National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution (NIACR) was founded for the purpose of advancing the field of conflict resolution in the United States, and promoting a greater understanding of the role of mediation in resolving disputes. This website was created not only to provide an online resource for practicing mediators, but also to make available to the general public information about issues pertaining to mediation and conflict resolution.

OHIM Mediation Service 

The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) offers free mediation in order to facilitate a friendly settlement of disputes between the parties relating to Community trade marks and designs / drawings community, and working to ensure the best possible conditions for each.

Spanish Arbitration Society 

The (SEA), Spanish Arbitration Society, is the reference institution in arbitration in Spain and a guarantee of professionalism and experience since 1982. Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution process. It allows to obtain a resolution through a fast, economical and effective process. The SEA is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrors, while maintaining collaborations with Spanish Arbitration Club, Spanish Court of Arbitration for Sport of the Spanish Olympic Committee, London Court of Commercial Arbitration, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Spanish Court Excess , Arbitration and Mediation (ADR Resources), among others, spreading their goals through involvement in conferences, lectures and university forums, that will facilitate arbitration of quality, to seek and obtain fair solutions under equity or law.

Spanish Judiciary 

With the space that we open with this Web our objective is that it can be used for the exchange of experiences and dissemination of all activities, events and information that contribute to increase the efficiency of those working in the mediation project.

United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services 

The Mediation Service was established by the 62/228 resolution of the General Assembly and it is considered a key element of the initiatives of the General Assembly to strengthen the internal justice system of the United Nations. The Mediation Service deals with the cases referred to it by the parties in dispute, the Ombudsman\'s Office, the Internal Assessment Unit and Dispute Tribunal of the United Nations. The Mediation Service is located in New York and operates under the authority of the United Nations Ombudsman. As approved by the General Assembly, the Mediation Service is headed by a Director (D-1) and is composed by two mediators (P-5) and an administrative assistant.

Conflict Research Consortium, Univ of Colorado (USA) (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.

CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution (English)

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.

Interarb.com (English)

A free resource that contains hundreds of links to sites related to arbitration.

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (English)

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 Commercial and Industrial Arbitration Court (CARICI) (English, French)

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.

International Council for Commercial Arbitration (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.

Kluwer Arbitration.com (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.

Lex Mercatoria.org (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.

London Court of International Arbitration (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 Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (English)

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.

The Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague (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.

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (Spanish, English, French)

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.

Autocontrol (Spanish)

Autocontrol promotes the good advertising: a truthful, lawful, honest and loyal advertising.

Belgian Arbitration Centre (English, French, German, Dutch)

CONFIANZA ONLINE (Spanish, English, Catalonian)

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.

Danish Institute of Arbitration (English, German, Danish)

ECODIR (English)

ECODIR helps consumers and businesses prevent or resolve their complaints and disputes online using a quick, efficient and affordable service.

Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (English, Estonian)

Finland Arbitration Institute (English, Finnish, Swedish)

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.

France: Arbitral Chambre of Paris (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian)

French Court of Arbitration and Mediation (English, French, Dutch)

German Arbitration Institute (German)

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.

International Arbitral Centre, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (English, German, Italian)

Internet Ombudsman  (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.

Ireland: Dublin Arbitration Centre (English, French, German)

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)

RisolviOnlinen  (Italian)

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.

Sweden Arbitration Institute, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (English, Swedish)

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)

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.

O.A.S. Trade Unit Foreign Trade Information System (Spanish, English, Portuguese)

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.

Peruvian Cibertribunal  (Spanish)

Its objective is to solve the problems coming up from cibersquatting by means of the cacellation or transfer of domain names.

Venezuela Arbitration Centre (Spanish)

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.

Cybersettle (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.

EEUU: Government Office of Dispute Resolution, Federal Dept of Justice (English)

ElectronicCourthouse (English)

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 (English)

iCourthouse is is an online courthouse where you can present your disputes for trial before a jury, any time, for any reason.

Mediate Bc  

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.

Mediation Channel 

This award-winning blog delivers news, musings, tips, and information on alternative dispute resolution and people-focused innovations in the practice of law.


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National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (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.

Resolution Forum (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.

Smartsettle One (English)

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.

Southern California Mediation Association 

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.

The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution  

NCTDR supports and sustains the development of information technology applications, institutional resources, and theoretical and applied knowledge for better understanding and managing conflict.

USA: American Arbitration Association (English)

USA: United States International Trade Commission (English)

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