Activities and Priorities Of The Dept. of Justice In Private International Law 2000


In this report, we have described the activities of the Department of Justice in private international law over the past year, highlighting the participation of Department officials in ULCC projects over the past years, particularly with respect to the development of uniform implementing legislation for the UNCITRAL Conventions on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of other States (ICSID) and the Canada/France Convention. This year the Department’s involvement in the ULCC projects on the preparation of tentative draft of uniform acts on enforcement of foreign judgements and on electronic commerce has also been referred to. It is clear that collaboration between the Department of Justice and the ULCC in matters of private international law is fruitful.

Among the Department’s private international law priorities, the accession to and implementation of the ICSID Convention, the Canada-France Convention and the UNCITRAL’s Conventions on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods are given a high priority.

Finally, we would also like to reiterate our invitation to members of the ULCC to provide us with comments on the substance and format of this report. We would be particularly interested in knowing whether the ordering of our priorities corresponds to the priorities of the provincial and territorial governments. Your comments or questions may be directed to Elizabeth Sanderson of the Public Law Policy Section at the Department of Justice.

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