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Guyana is a Contracting State to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 3 July 1969
  • Deposit of Ratification: 11 July 1969
  • Entry into Force: 10 August 1969
  • On 8 July 1974, Guyana notified ICSID that it would not submit to ICSID jurisdiction in respect of legal disputes arising directly out of an investment relating to the mineral and other natural resources of Guyana. On 29 September 1987, Guyana withdrew that notification stating that "...hereafter the Government of Guyana will, in accordance with Article 25 of the [ICSID] Convention, refer to [ICSID] legal disputes to which that Article applies and which the parties to the dispute consent in writing to submit to [ICSID]."
  • Pursuant to Article 54(2) of the ICSID Convention, Guyana has designated “High Court” as competent for the recognition and enforcement of ICSID awards.
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention Guyana has made the following panel designations effective until *2 August 2013, **17 October 2011:
    *Justice Mohamed SHAHABUDDEEN: Judge, International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and for the former Yugoslavia
    **Ms. Janis H. BRENNAN (U.S.A. National): Attorney; Member, International Chamber of Commerce, Commission on Arbitration
    **Mr. Paul S. REICHLER (U.S.A. National): Attorney; Counsel and Advocate before the International Court of Justice
    **Mr. Philippe SANDS, QC (Dual British – French National): Professor of Law, University College London

Guyana is a not Contracting State to the New York Convention:

  • Date of Accession: N/A
  • Entry into Force: N/A

Guyana is a not Contracting State to the 1899 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • Entry into Force: N/A

Guyana is a Contracting State to the 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • Entry into Force: 25 January 1998

Guyana is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission:  20 September 1966

Official State Name: Co-operative Republic of Guyana (Formerly known as British Guiana)

Official Language: English

Recognised Regional Languages: Guyanese Creole, Portuguese, Hindi, Spanish, Akawaio, Macushi, Wai Wai, Arawak, Patamona, Warrau, Carib, Wapishiana, Arekuna

Capital: Georgetown

Currency: Guyanese dollar (GYD)

Motto: "One people, one nation, one destiny"

Time Zone: GYT Guyana Time (UTC-4)

International Calling Code: +592

Internet TLD: .gy

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