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Singapore Convention on Mediation


Closing date

We are currently considering Australia’s position in relation to the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (the Singapore Convention), which recently entered into force on 12 September 2020.

We invite public submissions on the topics raised in our consultation paper.


The Singapore Convention aims to facilitate international trade and commerce and to promote mediation as an alternative, effective dispute resolution option in the context of cross-border commercial disputes. It does this by establishing a simplified, uniform framework for the recognition and enforcement of international mediated settlement agreements amongst contracting states.

We have included a copy of the convention at Attachment A of the consultation paper.

Download the consultation paper

Singapore Convention consultation paper

Discussion questions are included as guidance. They are not intended to limit the scope of responses.

Make a submission

Email your submission, as a Word document, to

Submissions close 23 November 2020.

We may publish submissions on this website. If you do not want your submission to be published, mark it as confidential.

Note: Submissions or comments are generally subject to freedom of information processes.

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