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Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration first to adopt new UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

On 1 March 2011 the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) adopted new arbitration rules incorporating the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules as revised in 2010. CRCICA was established under the auspices of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), an inter-governmental organization comprising 47 governments of the Asian and African region, in cooperation with the Government of Egypt. The rules are available in both Arabic and English.

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Fiji Accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

With its accession to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (also commonly known as the New York Convention), effected on 27 September 2010, Fiji becomes the 145th State party to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Fiji on 26 December 2010.

 

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Rwanda accedes to the New York Convention

Rwanda becomes the 143rd State Party to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, the treaty entered into force for Rwanda on 29 January 2009.

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Chartered Institute hosts Vis Moot reception

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) together with H.E. Simon Smith, British Ambassador to Austria hosted a reception on the occasion of the 16th Willem C. Vis Moot in Vienna recently.

Launch of ICC YAF Latin America E-forum

The ICC's Young Arbitrator's Forum has announced the launch of the Spanish/Portuguese ICC YAF Latin America e-forum. The forum will facilitate academic and practical discussion on arbitration in Latin America and internationally.

Hong Kong passes new Arbitration Ordinance

On 11 November 2010, Hong Kong's new Arbitration Ordinance (Ordinance) was passed by the Legislative Council. The Ordinance represents a major reform of arbitration law in Hong Kong, abolishing the previous distinction between domestic and international arbitration and adopting a unitary regime based on the UNCITRAL Model Law (Model Law).

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