Topics for CIDIPs
▪ Consumer Protection
As the initial step in
drafting treaties or model laws on the selected topics, the
Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs request to the Member
States to provide draft instruments and comments for each of the
topics and sub-topics approved by General Assembly resolution
AG/RES. 2065 (XXXV-O/05).
On the topic of Consumer Protection, the Delegation of Brazil
presented a draft Convention on Consumer Protection that address
choice of law; the Delegation of the United States presented an
outline for a draft Model Law on Consumer Redress Mechanisms; and,
the Delegation of Canada presented a draft report on Jurisdiction
and Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce.
The Delegations agreed that
CIDIP-VII work on consumer protection would produce a Convention
on choice of law as well as a Model Law on monetary restitution:
the Convention would provide a system for determining rules for
consumer litigation, while the model law would complement that
instrument by focusing on practical mechanisms for redress when
litigation does not provide cost-effective solutions. As a result,
these two instruments working in unison will comprise CIDIP work
on topic one covering the most relevant aspects of consumer
protection in the Americas.