The United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) undertakes a project for the modernization of the arbitration regime in Palestine. Within this context, the Government of Palestine has prepared a draft law on arbitration. To best achieve harmonization in the field of arbitration law, the new draft legislation is patterned on the UNCITRAL Model Law with some adjustments to meet local requirements.
Upon the request of the UNCITRAL, CRCICA will soon be reviewing and assessing the draft law which is prepared in Arabic and will consult with both the Palestinian Officials and the UNICTRAL regarding the similarities and differences between the draft national law and the Model Law.
It is noteworthy that, since the late 1990’s, CRCICA has been approached to review national draft arbitration laws in the region such as the laws of Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Yemen and more recently Iraq.