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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.

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