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 or influenced by the Model Law has been adopted in 33 States in a total of 45 jurisdictions:
|Central African Republic||2017||(e)|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||2017||(e)|
|The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia||2009|
|United States of America|
|District of Columbia||2006||(a)|
(a) The legislation enacts uniform legislation influenced by the Model Law and the principles on which it is based.
Uniform Mediation Act, adopted in 2001 (amended in 2003) by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
(b) The legislation enacts uniform legislation influenced by the Model Law and the principles on which it is based.
Uniform [International] Commercial Mediation Act, adopted in 2005 by the Uniform Law Conference of Canada
(c) The legislation is influenced by the Model Law and the principles on which it is based.
(d) The legislation amends previous legislation based on the Model Law.
Law on mediation in dispute resolution, 2003
(e) Enacting the Acte uniforme relatif à la médiation (OHADA), adopted on 11 November 2017 at Conakry, Guinea.
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.