Judicial Application of the UNIDROIT Principles: An experience from South Africa

On 23 June, Judge of the High Court in South Africa Eduard Derek Wille, who had participated in the first edition of the International Programme for Law and Development (IPLD), returned to present his practical experience in using the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts as a useful tool to decide cases when national law is unclear or incomplete. He also referred to the Constitution of South Africa, which allows judges to resort to international law unless contrary to the Constitution.

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