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What Does the Singapore Convention Mean for the Future of International Sports Mediation?

On 7 August 2019, 46 countries signed the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (2019 Singapore) (“the Singapore Convention”) on the day it opened for signature in Singapore, the text of which can be found here. The Singapore Convention purports to do for mediated settlement agreements what the New York Convention did for international commercial arbitration, creating a treaty-based regime for enforcing agreements resulting from mediation in international disputes. On September 12, 2020, the Singapore Convention comes into effect.

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