Status: 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 Model Law has been adopted in 84 States in a total of 117 jurisdictions:

State

 

Notes

Argentina
2018
 
Armenia
2006
 
Australia
2010
(a), (b)

Australian Capital Territory

2017
(b)

New South Wales

2010
(b)

Northern Territory

2011
(b)

Queensland

2013
(b)

South Australia

2011
(b)

Tasmania

2011
(b)

Victoria

2011
(b)

Western Australia

2012
(b)
Austria
2006
 
Azerbaijan
1999
 
Bahrain
2015
(a), (b)
Bangladesh
2001
 
Barbados
2007
(b)
Belarus
1999
 
Belgium
2013
(b)
Bhutan
2013
(b)
Brunei Darussalam
2009
(b)
Bulgaria
2002
(a)
Cambodia
2006
 
Canada
1986
 

Alberta

1986
 

British Columbia

2018
(a), (b) 

Manitoba

1986
 

New Brunswick

1986
 

Newfoundland and Labrador

1986
 

Northwest Territories

1986
 

Nova Scotia

1986
 

Nunavut

1999
 

Ontario

1987
(a), (b) 

Prince Edward Island

1986
 

Quebec

1986
 

Saskatchewan

1988
 

Yukon

1986
 
Chile
2004
 
China
 
 

Hong Kong, China

2010
(a), (b)

Macao, China

2019
(a), (b)
Costa Rica
2011
(b)
Croatia
2001
 
Cyprus
1987
 
Denmark
2005
 
Dominican Republic
2008
 
Egypt
1994
 
Estonia
2006
 
Fiji
2017
(b)
Georgia
2009
(b)
Germany
1998
 
Greece
1999
 
Guatemala
1995
 
Honduras
2000
 
Hungary
1994
 
India
1996
 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
1997
 
Ireland
2010
(a), (b)
Jamaica
2017
(b)
Japan
2003
 
Jordan
2001
 
Kenya
1995
 
Liechtenstein
2010
 
Lithuania
2012
(a), (b)
Madagascar
1998
 
Malaysia
2005
 
Maldives
2013
 
Malta
1996
 
Mauritius
2008
(b)
Mexico
1993
 
Mongolia
2017
(b)
Montenegro
2015
 
Myanmar
2016
 
New Zealand
2007
(a), (b)
Nicaragua
2005
 
Nigeria
1990
 
North Macedonia
2006
 
Norway
2004
 
Oman
1997
 
Paraguay
2002
 
Peru
2008
(a), (b)
Philippines
2004
 
Poland
2005
 
Qatar
2017
 
Republic of Korea
2016
(a), (b)
Russian Federation
1993
 
Rwanda
2008
(b)
Saudi Arabia
2012
 
Serbia
2006
 
Singapore
1994
(a)
Slovakia
2014
 
Slovenia
2008
(b)
South Africa
2017
(b)
Spain
2003
 
Sri Lanka
1995
 
Thailand
2002
 
Tunisia
1993
 
Turkey
2001
 
Turkmenistan
2016
(b)
Uganda
2000
 
Ukraine
1994
 
United Arab Emirates
2018
 

Dubai International Financial Centre

2013
 

Abu Dhabi Global Market

2015
 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
 

Bermuda

1993
(c)

British Virgin Islands

2013
(b), (c)

Scotland

1990
 
United States of America
 
 

California

1988
 

Connecticut

1989
 

Florida

2010
(b)

Georgia

2012
 

Illinois

1998
 

Louisiana

2006
 

Oregon

1991
 

Texas

1989
 
Uruguay
2018
 
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
1998
 
Zambia
2000
 
Zimbabwe
1996
 

 

Notes

(a) The legislation amends previous legislation based on the Model Law.

(b) Indicates legislation based on the text of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration with amendments as adopted in 2006. 

(c) Overseas territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Disclaimer: A model law is created as a suggested pattern for lawmakers 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.

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