The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: No.

  • Legal Provisions: Commercial Arbitration Law (2007). 

Arbitral Institutions

  • Afghanistan Commercial Dispute Resolution Centre (ACDR)

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 30 November 2004); reservations: Afghanistan will apply the Convention only to : (i) recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another Contracting State; and (ii) differences arising out of legal relationships whether contractual or not which are considered as commercial under the national law of Afghanistan.

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 25 June 1968)

  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 19 January 2013).


Last updated February 2019