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Honduras is a Contracting State to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 28 May 1986
  • Deposit of Ratification: 14 February 1989
  • Entry into Force: 16 March 1989
  • Pursuant to Article 69 of the ICSID Convention, Honduras enacted Decreto No. 41-88 (Off. Gaz. August 4, 1988) to make the Convention effective in their jurisdiction.
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention Honduras has made the following panel designations effective until *12 February 2008, **7 December 2009:
    *Mr. Policarpo CALLEJAS BONILLA: Asesor de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores
    *Mr. Carlos LÓPEZ CONTRERAS: Consultor Nacional Secretaría de Estado en el Despacho de Relaciones Exteriores
    **Prof. Jorge Omar CASCO ZELAYA: Professor and Past Rector, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
    **Mr. Judd L. KESSLER (U.S.A. National): President, Inter-American Bar Foundation; Past Assistant General Counsel, U.S. Agency for International Development

Honduras is a Contracting State to the New York Convention:

  • Date of Accession: 3 October 2000
  • Entry into Force: 1 January 2001

In 2000, Honduras 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

Honduras is a Contracting State to both the 1899 & 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • 1899 Entry into Force: 1 December 1961
  • 1907 Entry into Force: 30 January 1962

Honduras is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 17 December 1945

Official State Name: Republic of Honduras - República de Honduras

Official Language: Spanish

Recognised Regional Languages: English, Garifuna, Miskito

Capital: Tegucigalpa

Motto: "Libre, Soberana e Independiente" (Spanish) "Free, Sovereign and Independent"

Currency: Lempira (HNL)

Time Zone: CST (UTC-6)

International Calling Code: +504

Internet TLD: .hn

Travel Website: www.letsgohonduras.com 

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