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Inter-American Treaties - January 2017

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas deposits instrument of accession to the Convention of Private International Law of 1928


On January 23, 2017, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas deposited with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States the original copy of the instrument of accession to the Convention of Private International Law of 1928. The act of accession contains some reservations.

Depósito del instrumento de adhesión por parte de Bahamas de la Convención de Derecho Internacional Privado de 1928

The Convention of Private International Law of 1928, also known as Bustamante Code, was adopted at the Sixth Pan American Congress, held in Habana, Cuba, and is the result of an important codification effort proposing regulation in matters relating to International Civil Law, International Commercial Law, International Criminal Law and International Procedural Law.

The Convention has been ratified by the follow countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. In the case of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Convention will enter into force on February 22 of the current year, due to the thirty-day period required by articles 4 and 6.

The deposit was made by a delegation headed by Ms. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, and composed of members of the Permanent Representation of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the OAS.

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