Multilateral and Regional Organizations


  1. Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCPIL)

    The website of the HCPIL has a section with documents, comments and proposals on the negotiations of the Preliminary Draft Convention on International Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters.

    Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (Concluded 30 June 2005)

  2. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

    The Consumer Protection Guidelines in the Context of Electronic Commerce contains a provision on jurisdiction and applicable law in the area of B2C transactions, which call upon its members to ensure the effective and transparent consumer of protection online when considering future modifications to their legal framework in applicable law and jurisdiction.

    OECD Consumer Protection Guidelines in the Context of Electronic Commerce


  1. Organization of American States (OAS). Work of the Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Jurisdiction for the CIDIP VII.

    The main mandate of the OAS’s Group of Experts was to negotiate and draft three Inter-American instruments on Consumer Protection: (1) Convention on Choice of Law concerning some Consumer Contracts; (2) Model Law on Jurisdiction and Conflict of Laws Rules for Consumer Contracts; and (3) Model Law on Monetary Redress for Consumer Transactions. The Groups of Experts initiated its work in April 2006 and concluded its mandate with a final report for the CIDIP-VII Meeting of Experts that was held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from December 2-4, 2006.

  2. Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR) “Protocolo de Santa Maria sobre Jurisdicción Internacional en Materia de Relaciones de Consumo” MERCOSUR/CMC/DEC No 10/96 (Fortaleza 17/12/96) pdf