[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 184 (Friday, September 21, 2012)]
[Page 58606]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23337]



[Public Notice 8037]

U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private 
International Law (ACPIL): Notice of Public Meeting of the Study Group 
on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts

    The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International 
Law, Department of State, hereby gives notice of a public meeting of 
the Study Group on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts. 
A working group of experts from various countries was established by 
the Hague Conference on Private International Law to develop non-
binding principles relevant to the choice of law in international 
commercial contracts. The draft principles prepared by that group will 
be considered at a Special Commission of the Hague Conference to be 
held November 12-16. If the draft principles are approved by the 
Special Commission, it is expected that the working group will be 
requested to prepare a detailed commentary to accompany the principles. 
The purpose of the public meeting is to obtain the views of concerned 
stakeholders in advance of the Special Commission. This is not a 
meeting of the full Advisory Committee. The relevant documents can be 
found at the following links:

http://www.hcch.net/upload/wop/gap12pd04e.pdf (Report of the Working 
Group and draft principles);
http://www.hcch.net/upload/wop/contracts_agenda2012e.pdf (Agenda for 
Special Commission Meeting): and
http://www.hcch.net/upload/wop/gap2012concl_en.pdf (Conclusions and 
Recommendations of the Council).

    Time and Place: The meeting will take place on October 19, 2012 
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT in Room 240, South Building, State 
Department Annex 4. Participants should arrive at the Navy Hill gate at 
the corner of 23rd Street NW., and D Street NW., before 9:30 a.m. for 
visitor screening. Persons arriving later will need to make 
arrangements for entry using the contact information provided below. If 
you are unable to attend the public meeting and would like to 
participate from a remote location, teleconferencing will be available.
    Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public, subject 
to the capacity of the meeting room. Access to Navy Hill is strictly 
controlled. For pre-clearance purposes, those planning to attend in 
person are requested to email or phone Tricia Smeltzer 
([email protected], 202-776-8423) or Niesha Toms ([email protected], 
202-776-8420) and provide your full name, address, date of birth, 
citizenship, driver's license or passport number, affiliation, and 
email address. This will greatly facilitate entry. Participants will be 
met at the Navy Hill gate at 23rd and D Streets NW., and will be 
escorted to the South Building.
    A member of the public needing reasonable accommodation should 
advise Ms. Smeltzer or Ms. Toms not later than October 12, 2012. 
Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be able 
to be fulfilled. If you would like to participate by telephone, please 
contact Ms. Smeltzer or Ms. Toms to obtain the call-in number and other 
    Data from the public is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 
(Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as 
amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 
13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of 
individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered 
into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see 
the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/103419.pdf for additional 

    Dated: September 11, 2012.
Michael Dennis,
Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-23337 Filed 9-20-12; 8:45 am]