This page is updated whenever the UNCITRAL Secretariat is informed of changes in enactment of the Model Law.
The UNCITRAL Secretariat also prepares yearly a document containing the Status of Conventions and Enactments of UNCITRAL Model Laws, which is available on the web page of the corresponding UNCITRAL Commission session.
Legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration as adopted in 1985 has been enacted in:
|New South Wales||2010||(a)|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||1986|
|Prince Edward Island||1986|
|Hong Kong, China||2010||(a), (c)|
|Iran (Islamic Republic of)||1997|
|New Zealand||2007||(a), (c)|
|Republic of Korea||1999|
|The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia||2006|
|United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|British Virgin Islands||2013||(a), (b)|
|United States of America|
|Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)||1998|
Legislation based on the Model Law has been adopted in 67 States in a total of 97 jurisdictions.
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(a) Indicates legislation based on the text of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration with amendments as adopted in 2006.
(b) Overseas territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
(c) The legislation amends previous legislation based on the Model Law.
(d) This legislation has been further amended in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2012.
Disclaimer: A model law is created as a suggested pattern for law-makers to consider adopting as part of their domestic legislation. Since States enacting legislation based upon a model law have the flexibility to depart from the text, the above list is only indicative of the enactments that were made known to the UNCITRAL Secretariat. The legislation of each State should be considered in order to identify the exact nature of any possible deviation from the model in the legislative text that was adopted. The year of enactment indicated above is the year the legislation was passed by the relevant legislative body, as indicated to the UNCITRAL Secretariat; it does not address the date of entry into force of that piece of legislation, the procedures for which vary from State to State, and could result in entry into force some time after enactment.