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Bahrain is a contracting state to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 22 September 1995
  • Deposit of Ratification: 14 February 1996
  • Entry into Force: 15 March 1996
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention Bahrain has made the following panel designations effective until 28 June 2010:
    - Mr. Yousuf HUMOOD
    - Mr. Aref Saleh KHAMIS: Assistant Under-Secretary for Financial Affairs, Ministry of Finance & National Economy
    - Mr. Waleed RASHDAN: Executive Director – Banking Operations, Bahrain Monetary Agency
    - Mr. Abdul Rahman SAIF: Executive Director – Corporate Services, Bahrain Monetary Agency
    - Mr. Stuart Gwyn HORLER
    - Mr. Yousif Abdul KAREEM
    - Mr. Jan PAULSSON (French National): President, London Court of International Arbitration
    - Mr. Mohammed Ali TALEB: Director of Economic Relations, Ministry of Finance & National Economy

Bahrain is a contracting state to the New York Convention:

  • Date of Accession: 6 April 1988
  • Entry into Force: 5 July 1988
  • Bahrain 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

In 1994, Bahrain enacted legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration as adopted in 1985 and is therefore now popularly considered to be an UNCITRAL Model Law State

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

  • Entry into Force: N/A

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

  • Entry into Force: 30 June 2008

Bahrain is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 21 September 1971

Official State Name: Kingdom of Bahrain - مملكة البحرين - Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn

Official Language: Arabic

Capital: Manama

Currency: Bahraini dinar (BHD)

Time Zone: (UTC+3)

International Calling Code: +973

Internet TLD: .bh

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