Qatar have become the third state to ratify the Singapore Convention, meaning the countdown to enforcement is on!

Singapore Convention Enforced

The Convention on the Enforceability of Mediated Settlement will come into force on 12 September 2020. Qatar joins Singapore and Fiji, who have also ratified the Convention. 52 states in total have signed.

Congratulations to Qatar!

UN press release here.

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Laura Skillen

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Laura is part-time Executive Director at IMI. She is also a full-time PhD Researcher in International Relations, investigating political blame, emotions, and polarisation.

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