Republic of Yemen - Chapter 18 - The Practitioner's Guide to Arbitration in the Middle East and North Africa
Sheikh Tariq Abdullah, Law Offices of Sheikh Tariq Abdullah
1. Please identify by title and date the principal laws and regulations governing (i) domestic and (ii) international arbitration in your State.
Law by Republican Decree No. 22 of 1992 concerning Arbitration, as amended by Law No. 32 of 1997.
2. Please provide an electronic link (i) to an English language translation of the laws and regulations identified in Question 1 above and (ii) to the Arabic text.
There is an electronic link to an Arabic text of the law. There is no free English translation available. However, the text is available in English in The Business Laws of Yemen by Abdullah M. A. Maktari & John McHugo, published in 1995 by Graham & Trotman, or can be bought at the JSTOR website provided below:
3. Are any of the laws and regulations identified in Question 1 above based on the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law, including UNCITRAL’s Revised Articles? If so, is this expressly stated in the relevant laws and regulations?
The Law is based on Shari’ah Law and partly adapted from the Egyptian Arbitration Law.
4. Are any of the laws and regulations identified in Question 1 above derived from the laws of any other Middle Eastern State? If so, from which State are they derived?
Some of the laws are derived from the laws of Egypt.