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Lex Mercatoria: International Economic Law

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Lex Mercatoria: International Economic Law


International Economic Law / Public International Commercial Law - Treaties Related to Free Trade and or Economic Union

GATT and the World Trade Organisation

World Trade Agreement

European Union (Maastricht)

European Union (Maastricht)

North American Free Trade Agreement

Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) - Historical

International Trade Law

Public Law

Customs

Sites

Trade Regulation and Corruption

Regional Groupings and Harmonising Instruments

Africa
African Union
COMESA - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
ECOWAS - Economic Community of West African States
NEPAD - New Plan for African Development
OAU - Organization of African Unity
Ohada
The Americas
Asia
Australia
The Commonwealth
Group of 8
Group of 8
Europe
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Pacific
"World"
ICC
United Nations
Hague Conference on Private International Law
Unidroit

Investment

Other Investment Related Links
Ethical Globalisation? Questions, Issues, Objections & Protests
Correction of Poverty
Corruption
IP Issues
Environment
Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) - historical

Endnotes

Endnotes





Lex Mercatoria: International Economic Law




International Economic Law / Public International Commercial Law - Treaties Related to Free Trade and or Economic Union




GATT and the World Trade Organisation

<!-- free trade economic union wto wta world trade agreement gatt general agreement on tariffs and trade nafta north american free trade association eu european union maastricht -->




World Trade Agreement

WTA/ GATT 1994 (Uruguay Round); The Final Act and Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Uruguay Round (including GATT 1994). Marrakesh, 15 April 1994.

WTO Membership and Observers (January 2002)

The World Trade Organization Home Page

Legal texts: the WTO agreements

Uruguay Round Final Act

GATT 1994 (2001-2002 ed.) Cornell LII

LLRX - WTO/GATT Research By Jeanne Rehberg Law Library Resource Xchange

World Trade ILS Reference Guides Harvard University

Global Trade Negotiations Home Page Center for International Development at Harvard University (Albert Cho and Odette Yousef under the guidance of Prof. Dani Rodrik and Prof. Robert Lawrence)

Google on Globalization and Free Trade

Researching International Economic Law on the Internet Institute of International Economic Law Georgetown University Law Center

ASIL Guide to International Economic Law Jean M. Wenger for the American Society of International Law

Economic Law

World Economic Order and Social Order

Other Major Ministerial Declarations and Decision (Courtesy of Kazuo Chujo - source documents. Additional check not made.):

Geneva Ministerial Declaration (Adopted on 20 May 1998)

WTO Declaration on Global Electronic Commerce (Adopted on 20 May 1998)

Singapore Ministerial Declaration (Adopted on 13 December 1996)

Marrakesh Declaration of 15 April 1994

Ministerial Declaration on the Uruguay Round (Declaration of 20 September 1986, Punta del Este)

Thirty-Eight Session at Ministerial Level Ministerial Declaration (Adopted on 29 November 1982, Geneva)

Differential and More Favourable Treatment Reciprocity and Fuller Participation of Developing Countries (Decision of 28 November 1979) ("Enabling Clause")

Cordell Hull Institute, Press Release, Tuesday 19 June 2001

White House "US National Documents" gopher://cyfer.esusda.gov/11/ace/hot.topic.links/gatt Gopher version and WP5.1 and other text formats.

WTA/WTO Japanese text and English text. Courtesy of Kazuo Chujo.

WTO Guides and Summaries What is the WTO? WTO on the WTO

WTO - Frequently Asked Questions

OAS Summary Description of the Uruguay Round Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organizationhttp://www.wtowatch.org/library/admin/uploadedfiles/General_Agreement_on_Tariffs_and_Trade_GATT_19.htm› GATT

WTO Panel Decisions Lyonette Louis-Jacques

Rowe & Maw UK

Book title: "The World Trading System : Law and Policy of International Economic Relations" by John H. Jackson

gopher://gopher.law.cornell.edu/00/foreign/fletcher/BH209.txt GATT: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (1947 as amended through 1966)

Seattle December 1999 spawned protest (on the streets and in cyberspace) from a wide variety of sources with differing and sometimes conflicting agenda, which included: environmentalists; developing countries; and trade unions.

Ruckus News | Globalize This! News Coverage WTO Protest News Coverage

WTO spoof look alike site

What's wrong with the WTO? A guide to where the mines are buried by Peter Costantini ~ Seattle ~ November 2001

"ITLR - International Trade Law Reports" - on WTO conflict resolution, Cameron May.

See also Ethical Globalisation? Questions, Issues, Objections & Protests




European Union (Maastricht)

European Union Information Sources. general information from Europa

European Union Wikipedia entry

European Union Pages Online

European Information Association 'Developing, co-ordinating and improving access to EU information'

EuroInternet Information Resources Related to European Integration on the Internet. Michael Nentwich

European Union Resources Berkeley

EU resources WWW Virtual Library

Sources on the European Union HR-Net

European Union Resource Guide EU in the US, Delegation of the European Commission, Washington, DC

EU Market Access Database Password required for access from outside the EU.

European Integration Online Papers (EIoP)

The first interdisciplinary, peer reviewed publication on the Web in the field of European Integration, at the Austrian branch of the European Communities Studies Association. Editor in Chief Michael Nentwich. Launched 10 April 1997.




European Union (Maastricht)

Treaty on European Union July 1992, Maastricht Treaty unamended

Wikipedia entry

EU Member States




North American Free Trade Agreement

NAFTA

NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement

OAS Overview of NAFTA

NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement

NAFTA Wikipedia entry

NAFTA Secretariat

NAFTA Resources at Berkeley

The National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade

NataNet - Treaties, Free Trade Agreements, & International Agreements National Law Center for Inter American Free Trade

NAFTA Mexico Resources

The Language of Trade

Nafta at Public Citizen / Global Trade Watch




Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) - Historical

Multilateral Agreement on Investment Draft, Distributed January 13, 1997 cancelling and replacing the same document sent on OLIS 08-Jan-1997

MAI Information Page

MAI at FLORA "Fair Trade not Free Trade"

MAI Global Trade Watch Home Page

MAI at the Global Policy Forum "we monitor global policy making at the United Nations"

Neo-Classical Economic Globalization is not a "fact of life"
"I am not a trade barrier"
"Equal Rights for PEOPLE" (No Superior rights for Corporations/Capital)"

OECD on 1995-1998 MAI Negotiations

The Multilateral Agreement on Investment Appleton & Associates

The Council of Canadians

"The new Multilateral Agreement on Investment gives the corporations so much power, Parliament won't matter"

MAI Lawsuites Defence of Canadian Liberty Committee

MAI:Potential Effects on State & Local Government Western Governors' Association

Multinational Monitor

Multilateral Agreement on Investment Global Policy Forum

MAI Fact Sheet Friends of The Earth-US February 19, 1997 OECD on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment

Multilateral Agreement on Investment US State Department, Archive

Multilateral Agreement on Investment and article, by Anup Shah, 2000

Foreign Direct Investment and Capital Movements OECD

The Benefits of MAI




International Trade Law

See Private International Commercial Law including

Agency

Applicable Law (Conflict of Laws / Proper Law)

Arbitration (International Commercial Arbitration & other Dispute Settlement)

Arbitration Courts and Tribunals

Carriage of Goods

Contract Principles

Customs

Electronic Commerce

Insurance

Intellectual Property Law

Jurisdiction & Enforcement

Limitation Periods in the International Sale of Goods

Payment Mechanisms & Guarantees

Procedure & Evidence

Procurement of Goods & Services

Sale of Goods




Public Law

GATT and the World Trade Organisation

Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI)

North American Free Trade Agreement

International Trade Law

Customs

Trade Regulation and Corruption

Regional Groupings and Harmonising Instruments

Investment




Customs

International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures (Kyoto, 18 May 1973) | Amending Supplement No. 13 - January 1993 World Customs Organization (refind)




Sites

Braumiller & Rodriguez, L.L.C. a Customs and International Trade Law Firm




Trade Regulation and Corruption

United Nations Convention Against Corruption (2003)

Transparency International




Regional Groupings and Harmonising Instruments

Will consider development of this page and its relationship to other listings on this site including

See also: Organizations




Africa
African Union

African Union [check]

African Unification Front

African Union Wikipedia entry

COMESA - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

COMESA Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

ECOWAS - Economic Community of West African States

ECOWAS - Economic Community of West African States [check]

ECOWAS Info

ECOWAS Wikipedia entry

NEPAD - New Plan for African Development

NEPAD - New Plan for African Development

NEPAD Wikipedia entry

OAU - Organization of African Unity

See African Union

Organization of African Unity

Creation of the OAU

Wikipedia entry

Ohada

OHADA about

Organisation for Harmonisation of African Business Law (Ohada) Treaty, 1993, Mauritius Francophone initiative, signed in Mauritius in 1993, entered into effect in July 1995 after the seventh ratification. Open to any member of the OAU (Organisation of African Unity).

Ohada Website Ohada homepage (French)

"Article 3 of the Treaty has set up an organization in charge of its implementation, named 'Organisation for Harmonisation of African Business Laws, (OHADA) which comprises a Council of Ministers and a Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA). The Council of Minister is assisted by a Permanent Secretary to which is attached a Regional Institute of Magistrates installed in Porto-Novo (Benin). The seat of the CCJA is in Abidjan, and its President, Mamadou Ba from Senegal is already in office. Three "Uniform Acts" adopted in Cotonou (Benin) April 17, 1997, entered into force on January 1st, 1998, after their publication in the OHADA Official Gazette of November 1st, 1998, these are :

* the Uniform Act on General Business Law

* the Uniform Act on the Company Laws and Pooling of Economic Interest

* the Uniform Act on organization of securities

Three other Uniform Acts (on Bankruptcy law, Debt collection and Enforcement law, Accounting law) are being drafted and will probably be adopted on April 1st 1998."

A regional commercial arbitration court is to be established in Ivory Coast by the middle of 1999.




The Americas

Also see NAFTA

Legal Information Institute Cornell University School of Law

Mercosur Red Acad?mica Uruguaya

MERCOSUR Wikipedia entry

The Mercosur Economic Research Network

See Nafta in the section on Free Trade




Asia

ASEAN - Association of South East Asian Nations

ASEAN Wikipedia entry

Visit: AustLII - Australasian Legal Information Institute




Australia

Visit: AustLII - Australasian Legal Information Institute




The Commonwealth

The Commonwealth

The Commonwealth of Nations Wikipedia entry

BAILII British and Irish Legal Information Institute (2000)




Group of 8

G7 - Group of 7 Wikipedia entry




Group of 8

G8 Information Center the University of Toronto Library and the G8 Research Group at the University of Toronto

G8 - Goup of * Wikipedia entry




Europe

European Union Sources from Europa

European Union Wikipedia entry

European Union Members and Sources

See Maastricht in the section on Free Trade

The Principles Of European Contract Law 1998

EFTA - European Free Trade Association

Council of Europe

Council of Europe Wikipedia entry




OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OECD

OECD Washington Center

OECD Wikipedia entry




Pacific



"World"

See also: Organizations




ICC

International Chamber of Commerce




United Nations

United Nations (international law section)

United Nations Wikipedia entry

United Nations trade related resources




Hague Conference on Private International Law

Hague Conference on Private International Law

HC-PIL - locally maintained information




Unidroit

Unidroit

Unidroit - locally maintained information




Investment

Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, UNIDROIT 2001

Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment, UNIDROIT 2001




Other Investment Related Links

Arbitration

Arbitration involving States & Investors

Jurisdiction and Enforcement

Insolvency

Protection of Intellectual Property

Free Trade

Other Harmonising Instruments

Multilateral Agreement on Investment (historical)

Ethical Globalisation? Questions, Issues, Objections & Protests

UN World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002 Johannesburg, South Africa

Earth Summit (Sustainable Development) 2002 Stakeholders Site

official Website for World Social Forum 2002

World Social Forum

Transnational Institute

Susan George

Online Computer Library Centre OCLC Public Affairs Information Service "current issues and actions which affect the world communities, countries, and governments." database

Global Policy Forum "we monitor global policy making at the United Nations"

Eldis "gateway to development information"

Global Trade Watch

Correction of Poverty

Oxfam International - United for a more equitable world

FLORA "Fair Trade not Free Trade"

One World

Third World Network

The Third World Network of Scientific Organizations (TWNSO)

United Nations Sustainable Development

PANOS

Eldis "Gateway to Development Information"

Tobin Tax

ATTAC - Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens

War on Want Campaign against World Poverty

Corruption

Transparency International

IP Issues

Patenting Life Is Wrong, Some Say By Paul Elias The Associated Press, February 1, 2002

Who owns your DNA? Genetic research that can save lives is often stymied by biotech companies' greedy patent claims. by Arthur Allen, Salon.com March 7, 2000

Should DNA be Patentable? Slashdot discussion

GNU General Public License (GPL/ Copyleft)http://www.fsf.org/› FSF

MIT to Make Nearly all course material available free on the World Wide Web "unprecedented step challenges the privatization of knowledge" MIT News - April 4 2001

fact sheet news office

Eben Moglen Professor of Law & Legal History, Columbia Law School

Lawrence Lessig (Professor) Stanford Law School

Open Source - Fresh Memes in Information/Knowledge Sharing (a feast of the commons? / percolation?)




Environment



Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) - historical

See section on MAI




Endnotes

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