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25 Int'l L. News 1 (1996)

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Section of International Law  and Practice
1996 Issues Agenda Announce

by Michael Sandier, Section Chair
Our Section's largest untapped resource is
the array of projects our 50-plus commit-
tees and task forces are pursuing. This
issue of the international Law News con-
tains the agenda of tile substantive legal
issues each committee is following. I hope
the publication of this list will lead more of
our 15,000 members to become engaged
in some of these committee activities.
Each issue listed may result in one of sev-
eral possible projects: legislation, a publi-
cation, an update to committee members,
model uniform rules, a proposed treaty,
comments on pending regulations, a CLE
program. Some projects may be well
advanced. Many have not yet been
launched, and are awaiting volunteers to
form a subcommittee to take the lead.
I have listed the names and telephone
numbers of each committee chair and

vice-chair, with the hope y
appropriate committee lead
more about any topic in wl
interested - and perhaps'
take part.
To join the committee itsel
join up to three different c
please contact our staff c/o:
Coordinator, ABA Section
Law and Practice, 740 15t
Washington, DC 20005; (2
fax: (202) 662-1669; email
If you have not yet renewe
Section membership, you c
VISA, Mastercard or AMEX
(800) 285-2221 (press #1
hear the recording).
The Issues Agenda begins

Developments In Private International Law:
Regional Approaches to Harmonization
Draft 1994 Inter-American Convention on the Law App
To International Contracts - Plans for CIDIP VI - Ott

by Don Wallace, Jr. and Harold Burman
In our prior column, we invited readers to
write or call us with comments. Several of
you have done so and in some cases we have
referred you to possible activities in which
you can become involved, within the Section

and the ABA, and elsewhere.
encourage you to contact us.
In that column we referred
the pragmatic Anglo-Amer
based more on business pr
more doctrinaire continent

American Bar Association, Vol. 25 No. 1 Winter 1996
Call for Nominations ................  12
ou will call the   Section Newsmakers ............... 13
ler to learn
hich you are       Casenotes: Italian Arbitration;
volunteer to       Swiss Secrecy Laws; U.S. - Mexico
TIEA; Clinese Coersive Population
Practices; and more ................... 17
f (and you may    ILEX Trip to Brussels
)m m ittees),      &  Luxembourg .................................. 22
Committee         A  Slow     Boat to
of International
h Street, N.W,     Chile
02) 662-1671;      The Prospects for
Chilean Accession to
d your
an do so by        by John R. Magnus and
, by calling      David S. da Silva Cornell
when you          Although there is substantial
agreement in both Congress and
s on page 3.       the administration that tile logi-
cal next step for the United
States in expanding free trade
should be to extend the North
American Free Trade Agreement
(NAFTA) to include Chile, it
appears unlikely that this step
will actually be taken any time
licable            before the 1996 elections. The
her                cause: a political and ideological
dispute over the terms on which
We again          Congress should extend fast-
track procedures governing its
consideration of new agree-
to the fact that  ments negotiated by the presi-
ican approach,     dent. Without fast-track, Chile's
actice, than the   NAFTA accession most likely
.at approach,      cannot proceed.

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