International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)

Institut international pour l'unification du droit privé
Instituto Internacional para la Unificación del Derecho Privado
Internationales Institut für die Vereinheitlichung des Privatrechts
Istituto Internazionale per l'Unificazione del Diritto Privato

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1926-04-20 Rome Italy


Founded by agreement between the Government of Italy and the Council of H-XH2906 - League of Nations, of which it was an auxiliary organ. Inaugurated 30 May 1928. Re-constituted by multilateral agreement ("Statut Organique"), 21 Apr 1940, Rome, with statutes adopted on 15 Mar 1940, Rome. Statutes modified: Jun 1957; Jul 1958; Dec 1963; 1976; Jan 1986; Mar 1993.


Study needs and methods for modernizing, harmonizing and coordinating private and in particular commercial law as between States and groups of States; formulate uniform law instruments, principles and rules to achieve those objectives.


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General Assembly (at least annual); Governing Council; Permanent Committee; Finance Committee; Secretariat, headed by Secretary-General.


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