The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.

  • Legal Provisions: The Law of the Republic of Belarus on the International Arbitration Court No. 279-Z dated 9 July 1999 (as amended).

  • Economic Procedural Code, adopted on 15 December 1998, Chapter 28-29. 

Arbitral Institutions

  • International Arbitration Court of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 15 November 1960); reservations: The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic will apply the provisions of this Convention in respect to arbitral awards made in the territories of non-contracting States only to the extent to which they grant reciprocal treatment.

  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 14 October 1963).

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 10 July 1992).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: No (signed 17 December 1994, not yet ratified – provisional application).


Last updated February 2019