We invite you to consult this page on the Enforceability of International Commercial Arbitration Awards as part of the regional technical cooperation project of the OAS program funded with support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA):
“Commercial Arbitration, Training Judicial Officers in the Enforcement of International Awards”
Inter-American Private International Law System
In the Inter-American Private International Law System (CIDIP) of the OAS, member staes have signed two conventions on the subject:
The first, the Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration (Panama Convention), signed in Panama City on January 30, 1975.
The second, the Inter-American Convention on Extraterritorial Validity of Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards (Montevideo Convention), signed in the city of Montevideo on May 8, 1979.
Information Available for review
This page includes:
Project background including declarations and recommendations of member countries and institutional bodies and commissions on the subject of access to justice, dispute resolution and arbitration;
Texts of the inter-American conventions and status of signatures and ratifications;
A selection of relevant sections in free trade agreements;
A catalog of national law and jurisprudence on the member countries on the subject;
Links to relevant arbitral institutions; and
This page will provide additional information on project activities, including seminars, workshops and publications.
Department of International Law
Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SLA)
Organization of American States
Corner of 19th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C., 20006, USA
Tel. + 1 202-370-0664
Fax + 1 202.458.3293