Status: UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Signatures (2001)

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 36 States:

State

 

Notes

Afghanistan
2020
 
Antigua and Barbuda
2006
 
Barbados
2001
 
Bhutan
2006
 
Botswana
2014
 
Cabo Verde
2003
 
China
2004
 
Colombia
2012
 
Costa Rica
2005
(a)
Gambia
2009
 
Ghana
2008
 
Grenada
2008
 
Guatemala
2008
 
Honduras
2013
 
India
2009
(a)
Jamaica
2006
 
Madagascar
2014
 
Mexico
2003
 
Nicaragua
2010
(a)
Oman
2008
(a)
Paraguay
2010
 
Peru
2000
(a)
Qatar
2010
 
Rwanda
2010
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis
2011
 
Saint Lucia
2011
 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2007
 
San Marino
2013
 
Saudi Arabia
2007
(a)
Thailand
2001
 
Trinidad and Tobago
2011
 
Uganda
2011
 
United Arab Emirates
2006
 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
 

Montserrat

2009
(b)
Viet Nam
2005
 
Zambia
2009
 

Notes

 

(a) The legislation is influenced by the Model Law and the principles on which it is based.

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

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.