Status: UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation (2002)

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:

State
 
Notes
Albania
2011
(d)
Belgium
2005
 
Benin
2017
(e)
Bhutan
2013
 
Burkina Faso
2017
(e)
Cameroon
2017
(e)
Canada
 
 

Nova Scotia

2005
(b)

Ontario

2010
(b)
Central African Republic
2017
(e)
Chad
2017
(e)
Comoros
2017
(e)
Congo
2017
(e)
Côte d'Ivoire
2017
(e)
Croatia
2003
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
2017
(e)
Equatorial Guinea
2017
 
France
2011
(c)
Gabon
2017
(e)
Guinea
2017
(e)
Guinea-Bissau
2017
(e)
Honduras
2000
 
Hungary
2002
 
Luxembourg
2012
 
Malaysia
2012
 
Mali
2017
(e)
Montenegro
2005
(c)
Nicaragua
2005
(e)
Niger
2017
(e)
North Macedonia
2009
 
Senegal
2017
(e)
Slovenia
2008
 
Switzerland
2008
(c)
Togo
2017
(e)
United States of America
 
 

District of Columbia

2006
(a)

Hawaii

2013
(a)

Idaho

2008
(a)

Illinois

2004
(a)

Iowa

2005
(a)

Nebraska

2003
(a)

New Jersey

2004
(a)

Ohio

2005
(a)

South Dakota

2007
(a)

Utah

2006
(a)

Vermont

2005
(a)

Washington

2005
(a)

 

Notes

(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.