Fiji’s International Arbitration Act 2017

On 15 September 2017,Fiji passed the International Arbitration Act 2017 (the Act). The Act, which is based on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 (incorporating the 2006 amendments) (Model Law), implements Fiji’s commitments under the Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958 (New York Convention), which Fiji ratified on 27 September 2010. It also adopts some elements of “best practice” from the laws of other leading pro-arbitration jurisdictions, including Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. The Act not only represents an important piece of law reform for Fiji but it is also hoped that it will provide the impetus and framework for similar law reform among other Pacific Island States.

Source: Fiji’s International Arbitration Act 2017 – Lexology