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Rwanda is a Contracting State to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 21 April 1978
  • Deposit of Ratification: 15 October 1979
  • Entry into Force: 14 November 1979
  • Pursuant to Article 54(2) of the ICSID Convention, Rwanda has designated “Tribunal de Première Instance de Kigali” as competent for the recognition and enforcement of ICSID awards.
  • Pursuant to Article 69 of the ICSID Convention, Rwanda enacted the Décret No. 20/79 du 16 juillet 1979 to make the Convention effective in their jurisdiction.

Rwanda is a Contracting State to the New York Convention:

  • Date of Accession: 31 October 2008
  • Entry into Force: 29 January 2009

In 2008, Rwanda enacted legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration as amended in 2006 and is therefore popularly considered to be an UNCITRAL Model Law State

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

  • Entry into Force: N/A

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

  • Entry into Force: 19 April 2011

Rwanda is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 18 September 1962

Official State Name: Republic of Rwanda - Repubulika y'u Rwanda - République du Rwanda

Official Languages: Kinyarwanda, French, English

Capital: Kigali

Motto: Ubumwe, Umurimo, Gukunda Igihugu "Unity, Work, Patriotism"

Currency: Rwandan franc (RWF)

Time Zone: CAT (UTC+2)

International Calling Code: +250

Internet TLD: .rw

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