Part 2 National and Regional Reports, Part 2.2 Asia: Coordinated by Yuko Nishitani and Béligh Elbalti, 27 Israel: Israeli Perspectives on the Hague Principles »
Talia EinhornFrom: Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts
Edited By: Daniel Girsberger, Thomas Kadner Graziano, Jan L Neels
This chapter reflects on Israeli perspectives on the Hague Principles. Israeli private international law (PIL) has not been codified. The only statute having a rather comprehensive set of PIL rules is the Succession Law, 5765-1966. The PIL rules contained in the separate statutes were included in the Draft Civil Code, but apart from the Draft CC chapter on succession, which contains a comprehensive set of PIL rules, their fragmentary contents have been retained in the various chapters. With one exception, namely, contracts for the international sale of goods, no conflict rules governing international commercial contracts have been adopted by the Knesset. Regarding Israel’s international obligations, Israel is a member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and has ratified a number of the Hague Conventions. However, at this point in time, especially in view of the paucity of conflict rules adopted by the Knesset, it is difficult to predict whether the Knesset would adopt the Hague Principles in an Israeli statute.