Uganda Arbitration

Uganda is a Contracting State to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 7 June 1966
  • Deposit of Ratification: 7 June 1966
  • Entry into Force: 14 October 1966
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention Uganda has made the following panel designations effective until *30 October 1973; **28 March 1979; ***19 January 2016:
    *Mr. Y. KYESIMIRA: Lecturer in Economics, Makerere University
    *Mr. D.J.K. NABETA: Managing Director, Nile Breweries Ltd.
    *Mr. Semei NYANZI: Chairman, Uganda Development Corporation
    *Dr. J.J. OLOYA: Special Lecturer in Agricultural Economics
    *Mr. Godfrey L. BINAISA: Barrister
    **Mr. Tom Walter BURUKU: Leaf Manager, B.A.T. (Uganda) Ltd.
    ***Mr. Francis M. SSEKANDI: Director & Founding Member, IPN Associates; Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, New York

Uganda is a Contracting State to the New York Convention:

  • Date of Accession: 12 February 1992
  • Entry into Force: 12 May 1992
  • Uganda will only apply the New York Convention to the recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another contracting state

In 2000, Uganda enacted legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration as adopted in 1985 and is therefore now popularly considered to be an UNCITRAL Model Law State

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

  • Entry into Force: N/A

Uganda is a Contracting State to the 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • Entry into Force: 30 April 1966

Uganda is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 25 October 1962

Official State Name: Republic of Uganda - Jamhuri ya Uganda

Official Languages: English, Swahili

Recognised Regional Languages: Luganda, Luo, Runyankore, Ateso, Lumasaba, Lusoga, Lunyole, Samia

Capital: Kampala

Motto: For God and My Country

Currency: Ugandan shilling (UGX)

Time Zone: EAT (UTC+3)

International Calling Code: +256

Internet TLD: .ug

Location of Uganda within the African Union

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