UN Treaty on Mediation Signed in Singapore
Nadja Alexander & Shouyu Chong, UN Treaty on mediation signed in Singapore, Nederlands-Vlaams tijdschrift voor mediation en conflictmanagement. 23, (2-3), 71-76, 2019
7 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2020 Last revised: 15 Dec 2020
Date Written: December 1, 2019
The Singapore Convention on Mediation is a multilateral treaty which offers a legal framework facilitating the circulation of international mediated settlement agreements (iMSAs) across national borders. The Singapore Convention achieves this by elevating iMSAs to the status of a new type of legal instrument recognized in international law: neither a contract nor a consent arbitral award, iMSAs that fall within the scope of, and that satisfy the conditions within, the Singapore Convention enjoy a unique status. As outlined below, the new Convention establishes a system for the recognition and enforcement of commercial iMSAs. This report is a follow up to the authors previous article analyzing the main provision of the Convention in anticipation of its signing.
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