Regional Harmonization

African Legal Affairs
This website is maintained by the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires -- OHADA). It features OHADA's activities as well as provides documentation on this issue. This website is in French (English version is under construction).
African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
Reports on the work of the ICP, including treaties and agreements
Andean Community
An organization that promotes development and cooperation between Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
APEC is a "forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade, and investment in the Asia-Pacific Region"
Brussels and Lugano Conventions -- Jurisdiction & Enforcement of Judgements in the European Union
Recent case-law relating to the Brussels and Lugano Conventions on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgements in Civil and Commercial Matters
Caribbean Community
An organization that aims for economic and social development of the Commonwealth Caribbean
Commission on European Contract Law (Lando Commission)
Summaries of the European Contract Law in several European languages, including English; literature on the Principles of the European Contract Law and on the Harmonisation of European Contract Law
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
COMESA aims to turn Eastern and Southern Africa into a "fully integrated, internationally competitive regional economic community with high standards of living for all its people ready to merge into an African Economic Community"
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
EFTA promotes free trade and economic integration to benefit its four members states: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.
Free Trade Area of the Americas
An organization of 34 democracies in the region that aim for political and cultural co-operation
Inter-American Specialized Conferences
This resource is maintained by the legal department of the Organization of American States. It provides access to the international private law instruments adopted at the Inter-American Specialized Conferences on Private International Law as well as the Organization's recent activities in that area
Latin American Integration Association
ALADI/ LAIA is a Latin American organization dedicated to integration between its 12 Latin American member states
Mercosur Trade Center
Mercosur is a regional trade agreement between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay
Research Guide on the Trading Systems in the Asian-Pacific Region
A GlobaLex research guide that contains comprehensive information on the APEC, ASEAN, and their member states
Summit of the Americas Information Network
"The Summit of the Americas brings together the Heads of State and Government of the Western Hemisphere to discuss common concerns, seek solutions and develop a shared vision for their future development of the region, be it economic, social or political in nature."In English and Spanish
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
ASEAN brings together Southeast Asian nations to promote economic, social, and cultural progress in its 10 member states
The National Law Centre for InterAmerican Free Trade's InterAmerican Database
The National Law Centre for InterAmerican Free Trade is a non-profit research organization dedicated to developing the legal infrastructure to build the trade capacity and promote economic development in the Americas