Message from the Secretary of UNCITRAL
The Convention’s principal aim – to oblige State Parties to ensure non-discrimination of foreign and non-domestic arbitral awards, such that these awards are recognized and generally capable of enforcement in their jurisdiction in the same way as domestic awards – can best be achieved through the uniform and effective application and interpretation of the Convention.
UNCITRAL strives to build on the success of the New York Convention by promoting such uniform and effective application of the Convention. By making available details on the judicial interpretation of the New York Convention by State Parties, as well as information on the ratification of the Convention where available, this website provides legislators, judges, practitioners, parties and academics with a wealth of jurisdictional information that is dynamic and ever-growing. It supplements the cases collected in the CLOUT (Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts) database. I am hopeful that with the knowledge of and access to case-law and best practices from around the world, convergence toward universal adherence to the New York Convention, together with its uniform interpretation and effective implementation, can be achieved."
-Renaud Sorieul, The Secretary of UNCITRAL