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

2018 Conference (Centennial)

Delta Hotel

Québec City, QC

August 12 - 16, 2018