Upcoming accession by the D. R. of Congo to the New York Convention, by José Ángel Rueda

During the last two weeks it has been widely reported[1] that the Democratic Republic of the Congo has promulgated domestic legislation for its accession to the 1958 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “New York Convention”). 

In any event, as pointed out correctly by some commentators, that country must depose an instrument of accession to the Convention with the Secretary-General of the United Nations pursuant to Article IX(2) thereof. No news has been published so far at UNCITRAL’s website about any deposit by that country.[2]

As of 15 July 2013, when the Convention entered into force for Myanmar,[3] 149 States are parties thereto.