Botswana ARBITRATION

 Botswana Arbitration

Botswana is a contracting state to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 15 January 1970
  • Deposit of Ratification: 15 January 1970
  • Entry into Force: 14 February 1970
  • Pursuant to Article 54(2) of the ICSID Convention, Botswana has designated “Registrar of the High Court” as competent for the recognition and enforcement of ICSID awards.
  • Pursuant to Article 69 of the ICSID Convention, Botswana enacted The Settlement of Investment Disputes (Convention) Act, 1970 (Act No. 65 of 1970) to make the Convention effective in their jurisdiction.
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention Botswana has made the following panel designations effective until 17 March 2010:
    - Mr. I.S. KIRBY: Attorney General
    - Mr. E.W.M.J. LEGWAILA: President, Industrial Court
    - Mr. J.Z. MOSOJANE: High Court Judge
    - Mr. P.T.C. SKELEMANI: Member of Parliament; Former Attorney General

Botswana is a contracting state to the New York Convention:

  • Date of Accession: 20 December 1971 
  • Entry into Force: 19 March 1972
  • Botswana will only apply the New York Convention to the recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another contracting state & only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, that are considered commercial under their national law

Botswana is not a Contracting State to the 1899 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • Entry into Force: N/A

Botswana is not a Contracting State to the 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • Entry into Force: N/A

Botswana is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 17 October 1966 

Official State Name: Republic of Botswana - Lefatshe la Botswana

Official Languages: English, Setswana

Capital: Gaborone

Motto: Pula (Rain)

Currency: Pula (BWP)

Time Zone: Central Africa Time (UTC+02)

International Calling Code: +267

Internet TLD: .bw

Location of Botswana within the African Union

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