UNCITRAL and Electronic Signatures: A Light Touch at Harmonisation

I. Carr (UK)


Harmonisation, Electronic Signatures, UNCITRAL.


This article sets out the founding principles of the Model Law on Electronic Signatures drafted by UNCITRAL and examines the various provisions. It concludes that the Model Law, while providing a workable framework, is by no means comprehensive. It leaves a lot for the state adopting the Model Law to work out what may be core legal issues - for instance, the type and levels of liability thus making it a weak attempt at harmonisation.

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