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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Lena Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 June 2019

Universal international organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (‘UNIDROIT’; ‘the Institute’) was originally set up under the aegis of the League of Nations . The initiative for the creation of an institute in Rome for the purpose of ‘harmonizing and coordinating the private law of States and of groups of States, and to prepare gradually for the adoption by the various States of uniform rules of private law’ ( Art. 1 Statute of UNIDROIT; ‘UNIDROIT Statute’) was taken by Vittorio Scialoja, Senator and Professor of Roman Law at the University of Rome (...
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