International Organisations

Legal issues in international commerce are relevant to global businesses. To a great extent, they may be directly or indirectly influenced by the activities of international organisations. Research in these international organisations’ working methods and their mandate should ideally be a starting point in facilitating in-depth discussions surrounding reforms and lawmaking in international commercial law and the application of new technologies.

Intergovernmental Organisations

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

Hague Conference on Private International Law

The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Organisation Pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires (OHADA)

World Trade Organization (WTO) 

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 

International Financial Institutions

The World Bank

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)​

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

African Development Bank

Asian Development Bank

Regional Communities and Organisations

Organisation of American States (OAS)

African Union (AU)

European Union (EU)

The Commonwealth

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

International and Regional Interest Groups

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)​

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)