Tanzania ratified the New York Convention on 12 January 1965. However, the New York Convention has never been incorporated into municipal law. Given that treaties signed and ratified by Tanzania only become law in Tanzania after they are passed by an act of Parliament, the Convention is not binding. Tanzania is a party to the Geneva Convention on the Execution of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1927 and the latter convention has been incorporated into the Fourth Schedule of the Arbitration Act, Cap 15, Revised Edition 2002. Accordingly, only foreign awards made in pursuance of an agreement for arbitration to which the 1923 Geneva Protocol on Arbitration Clauses applies and between persons who are subject to the jurisdiction of any State which is a party to the 1927 Geneva Convention on the Execution of Foreign Arbitral Awards can be executed under the Arbitration Act in Tanzania.