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Argentina is a contracting state to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 21 May 1991
  • Deposit of Ratification: 19 October 1994
  • Entry into Force of ICSID Convention: 18 November 1994
  • Pursuant to Article 54(2) of the ICSID Convention, Argentina has designated "Justicia Nacional en lo Contencioso Administrativo Federal (the proceeding to be initiated before the Cámara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Contencioso Administrativo Federal)" as competent for the recognition and enforcement of ICSID awards.
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention Argentina has made the following panel designations effective until 18 May 2015:
    - Dr. Aníbal ALTERINI: Decano y Profesor Emérito de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires
    - Dr. Raúl ETCHEVERRY: Profesor Emérito y Director de la Maestría en Derecho Comercial y de los Negocios Universidad de Buenos Aires
    - Emb. Susana RUIZ CERUTTI: Directora General de la Consejería Legal Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Comercio Internacional y Culto
    - Dr. Raúl E. VINUESA: Profesor de Derecho Internacional Público y Profesor de Derechos Humanos Universidad de Buenos Aires

Argentina is a contracting state to the New York Convention:

  • Signature: 26 August 1958
  • Deposit of Ratification: 14 March 1989
  • Entry into Force: 12 June 1989
  • Argentina will only apply the New York Convention to the recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another contracting state & only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, that are considered commercial under their national law

Argentina is a Contracting State to the 1899 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • Entry into Force: 15 June 1907

Argentina is not a Contracting State to the 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • Entry into Force: n/a

Argentina is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 24 October 1945

Official State Name*: Argentine Republic - República Argentina *Section 35 of the Argentine Constitution - The denominations successively adopted from 1810 up to the present, namely: "United Provinces of the River Plate"; "Argentine Republic"; "Argentine Confederation", shall henceforth be official names to be indistinctly used for the designation of the government and territory of the provinces, the words "Argentine Nation" being used in the making and enactment of laws.

Official Language: Spanish

Recognised Regional Languages: Araucano, Guaraní, Quechua, Welsh

Capital: Buenos Aires

Motto: "En unión y libertad" "In Unity and Freedom"

Currency: Peso ($) (ARS)

Time Zone: ART (UTC-3)

International Calling Code: +54

Internet TLD: .ar

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The Argentine claims in Antarctica (overlapping the Chilean and British Antarctic claims) along with the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands (administered by the United Kingdom) shown in light green.

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