Along the life of the nations that integrate the American continent, there have been constant efforts to offer a uniform solution to the problems that the private international lawfaces; it is because of it that there has been a development for the integration and codification of the international private law, and this is how the CIDIP were born.
What is it?
CIDIP means:Conferencias Especializadas Interamericanas sobre Derecho International Privado, and they have their foundation according with art. 13 of the OEA (Organización de los Estados Americanos) cart, whichauthorizes their General Assembly to promote the development and codification of international law.
So that, CIDIP are intergovernmental meetings to treat technical special matters or to developaspects of the Inter-American cooperation, in addition, in the CIDIP there are checked the American agreements signed in the matter, and new agreements are elaborated to regulate aspects not foreseenpreviously, these CIDIP must be approved for the OEA members according with the art 129 of OEA cart.
The works of the CIDIP limit themselves to the American area, but his conventions can be signed byany country of the world.
There are seven CIDIP so far, and they are:
CIDIP I: It was held in Panama City, Panama in 1975, adopted the CIDIP following six conventions covering internationaltrade and procedural law: the Inter-American Convention on Conflict of Laws concerning Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, and Invoices, the Inter-American Convention on Conflict of Laws concerningChecks, the Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration, the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, the Inter-American Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad, and theInter-American Convention on the Legal Regime of Powers of Attorney to be used Abroad.
In this CIDIP were representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador,...