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The Cape Town Convention Academic Project

The Cape Town Convention Academic Project is a joint undertaking between the University of Washington School of Law and the University of Oxford Faculty of Law. Its purpose is to facilitate the academic study and assessment of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (the 'Convention') together with its protocols, for the benefit of scholars, practising lawyers, courts, governments, and industry. The Cape Town Convention is one of the most important and innovative international conventions in the field of transactional commercial. The project seeks to enhance the understanding and effective implementation of the treaty and advance its aims.

To access the project's work, visit the project website.

Information about the Cape Town Convention can be found on the websites of UNIDROIT, the legal depositary of the treaty, and the Aviation Working Group.

The main activities of the project are: the creation of a comprehensive database of materials on the Convention, including its legislative history; a journal; conferences; instructional and other materials to enhance the understanding and teaching of the Convention; and law and economics assessment. The database and journal are being undertaken under the joint auspices of the project and UNIDROIT. The International Civil Aviation Organization and the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail are also cooperating with the project. The Aviation Working Group is the founding sponsor of the project.

The project also addresses general principles and themes seen in the broader context of transnational commercial law, such as the relationship between commercial law reform and economic benefit, the relationship between international and national law, the interplay between private law and public law, the use of a system of opt-in and opt-out declarations to provide flexibility in the application of provisions so as to respect national sensitivities, and the role of electronic commerce, including the use of electronic registries.

Collaborating Parties

University of Oxford Faculty of Law
www.law.ox.ac.uk

UNIDROIT
Database/Library Resources and Cape Town Convention Journal
www.unidroit.org

Aviation Working Group
Founding Sponsor
www.awg.aero

The International Civil Aviation Organization
www.icao.int

Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail
www.otif.org

Plane Flying over the Globe

Project Website

Contact Us

Cape Town Convention
Academic Project
University of Washington School of Law
William H. Gates Hall, Room 443
Box 353020
4293 Memorial Way
Seattle, WA 98195-3020

Jeffrey Wool, Executive Director

+44 7841 000 447

Kyle Brown, Project Manager

(206) 221-9190

Jonathan A Eddy, Academic Lead
University of Washington School of Law

(206) 616-5825

Louise Gullifer, Academic Lead
University of Oxford Faculty of Law

Last updated 3/11/2014