Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires (OHADA)

Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa
Organización para la Armonización en Africa del Derecho Mercantil
Organização para a Harmonização em Africa do Direito dos Negócios

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Established 17 Oct 1993, on signing of Treaty Port Louis (Mauritius); treaty revised 17 Oct 2008, Québec QC (Canada).


Promote regional integration and economic growth through: harmonization of business law of member states; promotion of arbitration as a means of settling contractual disputes; training of legal officers; research on business law.


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Conference of Heads of State and of Government; Council of Ministers; Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA), in Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire); Permanent Secretary Office in Yaoundé (Cameroon); Regional Training and Research Center for Legal Officers (ERSUMA) in Porto-Novo (Benin).


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GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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