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Five new signatories to the UN Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts - October 2007
The treaty event, entitled "Focus 2007: Towards Universal Participation and Implementation - A Comprehensive Legal Framework for Peace, Development and Human Rights" was held at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on the 25-27 of September and the 1-2 of October 2007. During the event, the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts received five new signatories:
- The nations of Panama and the Philippines;
- The Islamic Republic of Iran; and
- The nations of Colombia and Montenegro.
The Convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly in November 2005 and has since received 15 signatories. The Convention aims to improve the legal certainty and commercial predictability of electronic contracts. Other signatories to the Convention are the Central African Republic, China, Lebanon, Madagascar, Paraguay, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka and The Russian Federation.
Related links - Galexia’s publications on the Convention:
- How and when the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts 2005 will come into force »
- The main provisions of the Convention and the impact of the Convention on the legal rules surrounding electronic contracting »
- The scope and exclusions to the Convention »