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Part 2 National and Regional Reports, Part 2.5 Latin America: Coordinated by Lauro Gama and José Antonio Moreno Rodríguez, 54 Argentina: Argentine Perspectives on the Hague Principles »

Paula María All
From: Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts
Edited By: Daniel Girsberger, Thomas Kadner Graziano, Jan L Neels
This chapter discusses Argentine perspectives on the Hague Principles. As regards conventional private international Law, Argentina has ratified the Montevideo Treaties on International Civil Law of 1889 and 1940, which regulate the law applicable to international contracts in Articles 32–39 and 36–42, respectively. Concerning domestic private international Law, its provisions are envisaged in the Argentine Civil and Commercial Code and special statutes. On 7 October 2014, Argentina enacted a new Civil and Commercial Code (CCyCN, for its Spanish acronym), which came into force on 1 August 2015. The regulatory sources consulted for the drafting of the New Code did not include the Hague Principles. Nevertheless, were the CCyCN to be amended in the future, nothing would prevent the Hague Principles from being considered at the time of modifying rules on the law applicable to international contracts. Within the judicial framework, Argentine courts may use the Hague Principles in order to interpret or supplement rules of law on the law applicable to international contracts.