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UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985), with amendments as adopted in 2006

 

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:

State

 

Notes

Armenia 2006  
Australia 2010 (a), (c)
New South Wales 2010 (a)
Northern Territory 2011 (a)
Queensland 2013 (a)
South Australia 2011 (a)
Tasmania 2011 (a)
Victoria 2011 (a)
Western Australia 2012 (a)
Austria 2006  
Azerbaijan 1999  
Bahrain 1994  
Bangladesh 2001  
Belarus 1999  
Belgium 2013 (a)
Brunei Darussalam 2009 (a)
Bulgaria 2002 (c)
Cambodia 2006  
Canada 1986  
Alberta 1986  
British Colombia 1986  
Manitoba 1986  
New Brunswick 1986  
Newfoundland and Labrador 1986  
Northwest Territories 1986  
Nova Scotia 1986  
Nunavut 1999  
Ontario 1987  
Prince Edward Island 1986  
Quebec 1986  
Saskatchewan 1988  
Yukon 1986  
Chile 2004  
China    
Hong Kong, China 2010 (a), (c)
Macao, China 1998  
Costa Rica 2011 (a)
Croatia 2001  
Cyprus 1987  
Denmark 2005  
Dominican Republic 2008  
Egypt 1994  
Estonia 2006  
Georgia 2009 (a)
Germany 1998  
Greece 1999  
Guatemala 1995  
Honduras 2000  
Hungary 1994  
India 1996  
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 1997  
Ireland 2010 (a), (c)
Japan 2003  
Jordan 2001  
Kenya 1995  
Lithuania 2012 (a), (c)
Madagascar 1998  
Malaysia 2005  
Malta 1996  
Mauritius 2008 (a)
Mexico 1993  
New Zealand 2007 (a), (c)
Nicaragua 2005  
Nigeria 1990  
Norway 2004  
Oman 1997  
Paraguay 2002  
Peru 2008 (a), (c)
Philippines 2004  
Poland 2005  
Republic of Korea 1999  
Russian Federation 1993  
Rwanda 2008 (a)
Serbia 2006  
Singapore 1994 (d)
Slovenia 2008 (a)
Spain 2003  
Sri Lanka 1995  
Thailand 2002  
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2006  
Tunisia 1993  
Turkey 2001  
Uganda 2000  
Ukraine 1994  
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland    
Bermuda 1993 (b)
British Virgin Islands 2013 (a), (b)
Scotland 1990  
United States of America    
California 1988  
Connecticut 1989  
Florida 2010 (a)
Georgia 2012  
Illinois 1998  
Louisiana 2006  
Oregon 1991  
Texas 1989  
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 1998  
Zambia 2000  
Zimbabwe 1996  

Legislation based on the Model Law has been adopted in 67 States in a total of 97 jurisdictions.

See also: map

Notes

(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.