• Instruments by Conference
To date, six CIDIP Conferences have been held in various
cities throughout the Americas:
CIDIP-I was held in Panama
City, Panama in 1975;
CIDIP-II was held in Montevideo,
Uruguay in 1979; CIDIP-III was held in La Paz, Bolivia in
1984; CIDIP-IV was held in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1989;
CIDIP-V was held in Mexico City, Mexico in 1994; and
was held at OAS headquarters in Washington DC in 2002.
was recently convened by the OAS General Assembly and will
be held at a date and location set in the near future.
The CIDIP process has produced 26
Inter-American Instruments (including 20 Conventions, 3
Protocols, 1 Model Law and 2 Uniform Documents). These
instruments cover various topics and are designed to create
an effective legal framework for judicial cooperation
between Inter-American states and to add legal certainty to
cross border transactions in civil, family, commercial and
procedural dealings of individuals in the Inter-American
The History of the Cidip Process.
Cidip VII and
The Present and Future of Cidip.