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Union of Arab Republics
(1,310 words)

Volume I: National Reports 1976

Chafik Chehata1

1. Inception

The Union of Arab Republics (Ittiḥād al-djumhūriyyat al-‘arabiyya) comprises Egypt, Libya, and Syria. These three countries, while keeping their own individual personalities both internally and internationally, have so bound themselves together as to create a new entity, known as the Union of Arab Republics (UAR).

The first foundations of the Union were laid by the Tripoli Charter proclaimed on 27 Dec. 1969 by the Heads of State of the United Arab Republic (Egypt), Libya, and the Sudan. T…

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Chafik Chehata, “Union of Arab Republics”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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