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Digital identity management and trust services will be the main themes discussed at the colloquium convened by the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), that will take place on the 21st and 22nd of April 2016 at the Vienna International Centre.

During the meeting, Working Group IV on Electronic Commerce will focus its activity on legal issues related to identity management and trust services with a view to compiling information on the scope and methodology of future work in that area. The session will be attended by Full Professor Giusella Finocchiaro as President of the Working Group and representative of the Italian Government at UNCITRAL.

For further information please consult the section covering Working Group activities on UNCITRAL website.



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The fifty-first session of the Working Group on electronic commerce of the United Nations Committee on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) will be held at the UNO Headquarters in New York from the 18th to the 22nd May 2015.

The Working Group will continue its work on a detailed document regarding Electronic Transferable Records, which could form the new law model.

In addition, the Working Group will hear an oral report of technical assistance and coordination activities undertaken by the Secretariat, including the promotion of UNCITRAL texts on electronic commerce.

During the previous session the Working Group deliberated on notes by the Secretariat presenting the draft provisions on electronic transferable records.

Session documents are available on the Working Group web page.

The Russian Federation ratified the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (the Electronic Communications Convention).

The purpose of the Convention, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005, is to ensure legal certainty and commercial predictability on electronic communications in international contracts. The agreement is based on the fundamental legal principles and provisions set out by the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce, already adopted in 50 jurisdictions around the world.

After the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Singapore, the Russian Federation is the fourth state to ratify the Electronic Communications Convention, signed by a total of 19 states. Other nations, including Australia and the Republic of Congo, have started the procedure for becoming members.

The Convention will enter into force in the Russian Federation on 1 August 2014.

For more information, please refer to the official website of UNCITRAL.


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