The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.

  • Legal Provisions: Arbitration Code, promulgated by Law No. 93-42 of 26 April 1993, in force since 27 October 1993.

Arbitral Institutions

  • The Al-Insaf Center

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 17 July 1967); reservations: With the reservations provided for in article I, paragraph 3, of the Convention, that is to say, the Tunisian State will apply the Convention to the recognition and enforcement of awards made only in the territory of another Contracting State and only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, which are considered as commercial under the Tunisian law.

  • European Convention: No.

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 22 June 1966).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: No.


Last updated February 2019