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European Union Committee Publications

European Union - Twelfth Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 29 January 2002.



  • PART 1: Summary
  • Introduction
  • The Commission's Communication
  • The Commission's four options
  • Purpose of report
  • Conclusions
  • Our inquiry
  • PART 2: Background
  • Existing legislation - Community law
  • Existing legislation - International law
  • (a) The Rome Convention
  • (b) The Vienna Sales Convention
  • Community action-political bases
  • Community action - legal bases
  • International work
  • PART 3: Evidence and Issues
  • Is there a problem?
  • Option I: No EC action
  • Option II: Promote the development of common contract law principles
  • leading to more convergence of national laws
  • Option III: Improve the quality of existing Community legislation
  • Option IV: Adopt new comprehensive legislation at EC level
  • Recommendation
  • Box 1: Community Contract Law—Core Provisions

    Box 2: The UNIDROIT Principles

    Box 3: The Lando-Beale Principles

    Appendix 1—Membership of Sub-Committee E

    Appendix 2—List of witnesses

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