Contracting States to the 1980 Hague Convention

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Language: English

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28: Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Entry into force: 1-XII-1983


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Last update: 19-VII-2019
Number of Contracting Parties to this Convention: 101
The expression “Contracting Party” covers both cases in which the Convention has, and cases in which the Convention has not yet, entered into force for that Party following the deposit of its instrument of ratification, accession, acceptance or approval (see column EIF in the chart).


Contracting Parties to this Convention that are also Members of the HCCH (i.e., the Organisation) are in bold; Contracting Parties that are not Members of the HCCH are in italics.

Contracting Party1R/A/S2Type3EIF4EXT5Auth6Res/D/N/DC7
Albania4-V-2007A*1-VIII-20071Res
Andorra6-IV-2011A*1-VII-20111Res
Argentina28-I-199119-III-1991R1-VI-19911D
Armenia1-III-2007A*1-VI-20071Res
Australia29-X-198629-X-1986R1-I-19871D
Austria12-V-198714-VII-1988R1-X-19881D
Bahamas1-X-1993A*1-I-19941
Barbados11-VII-2019A*1-X-20191
Belarus12-I-1998A*1-IV-19981Res
Belgium11-I-19829-II-1999R1-V-19991
Belize22-VI-1989A*1-IX-19891Res
Bolivia13-VII-2016A*1-X-20161D,Res
Bosnia and Herzegovina23-VIII-1993Su6-III-19921
Brazil19-X-1999A*1-I-20001Res
Bulgaria20-V-2003A*1-VIII-20031Res
Burkina Faso25-V-1992A*1-VIII-19921
Canada25-X-19802-VI-1983R1-XII-1983131D,Res
Chile23-II-1994A*1-V-19941D
China, People’s Republic ofC2D,N
Colombia13-XII-1995A*1-III-19961
Costa Rica9-XI-1998A*1-II-19991
Croatia23-IV-1993Su1-XII-19911
Cuba12-IX-2018A*1-XII-20181
Cyprus4-XI-1994A*1-II-19951
Czech Republic28-XII-199215-XII-1997R1-III-19981Res
Denmark17-IV-199117-IV-1991R1-VII-199111D,Res
Dominican Republic11-VIII-2004A*1-XI-20041
Ecuador22-I-1992A*1-IV-19921
El Salvador5-II-2001A*1-V-20011D,Res
Estonia18-IV-2001A*1-VII-20011D,Res
Fiji16-III-1999A*1-VI-19991
Finland25-V-199425-V-1994R1-VIII-19941D,Res
France25-X-198016-IX-1982R1-XII-19831Res,D
Gabon6-XII-2010A*1-III-2011
Georgia24-VII-1997A*1-X-19971
Germany9-IX-198727-IX-1990R1-XII-19901D,Res
Greece25-X-198019-III-1993R1-VI-19931Res
Guatemala6-II-2002A*1-V-20021Res
Guinea7-XI-2011A*1-II-20121
Guyana5-II-2019A*1-V-20191
Honduras20-XII-1993A*1-III-19941Res
Hungary7-IV-1986A*1-VII-19861
Iceland14-VIII-1996A*1-XI-19961Res
Iraq21-III-2014A*1-VI-2014
Ireland23-V-199016-VII-1991R1-X-19911
Israel4-IX-19914-IX-1991R1-XII-19911Res
Italy2-III-198722-II-1995R1-V-19951
Jamaica24-II-2017A*1-V-20171Res
Japan24-I-201424-I-2014R1-IV-20141Res
Kazakhstan3-VI-2013A*1-IX-20131Res
Korea, Republic of13-XII-2012A*1-III-20131D,Res
Latvia15-XI-2001A*1-II-20021D,Res
Lesotho18-VI-2012A*1-IX-20121
Lithuania5-VI-2002A*1-IX-20021D,Res
Luxembourg18-XII-19848-X-1986R1-I-19871Res
Malta26-X-1999A*1-I-20001
Mauritius23-III-1993A*1-VI-19931Res
Mexico20-VI-1991A*1-IX-19911
Monaco12-XI-1992A*1-II-19931Res
Montenegro1-III-2007Su3-VI-20061
Morocco9-III-2010A*1-VI-20101
Netherlands11-IX-198712-VI-1990R1-IX-199011D,Res
New Zealand31-V-1991A*1-VIII-19911Res
Nicaragua14-XII-2000A*1-III-20011
Norway9-I-19899-I-1989R1-IV-19891Res
Pakistan22-XII-2016A*1-III-20171Res
Panama2-II-1994A*1-V-19941Res
Paraguay13-V-1998A*1-VIII-19981
Peru28-V-2001A*1-VIII-20011
Philippines16-III-2016A*1-VI-20161D
Poland10-VIII-1992A*1-XI-19921D,Res
Portugal22-VI-198229-IX-1983R1-XII-19831D
Republic of Moldova10-IV-1998A*1-VII-19981Res
Republic of North Macedonia20-IX-1993Su1-XII-19911
Romania20-XI-1992A*1-II-19931D
Russian Federation28-VII-2011A*1-X-20111D,Res
Saint Kitts and Nevis31-V-1994A*1-VIII-19941Res
San Marino14-XII-2006A*1-III-20071D
Serbia29-IV-2001Su27-IV-19921
Seychelles27-V-2008A*1-VIII-20081
Singapore28-XII-2010A*1-III-20111Res
Slovakia28-XII-19927-XI-2000R1-II-20011Res
Slovenia22-III-1994A*1-VI-19941
South Africa8-VII-1997A*1-X-19971Res
Spain7-II-198616-VI-1987R1-IX-19871
Sri Lanka28-IX-2001A*1-XII-20011Res
Sweden22-III-198922-III-1989R1-VI-19891Res
Switzerland25-X-198011-X-1983R1-I-19841
Thailand14-VIII-2002A*1-XI-20021Res
Trinidad and Tobago7-VI-2000A*1-IX-20001
Tunisia10-VII-2017A*1-X-20171Res
Turkey21-I-199831-V-2000R1-VIII-20001Res
Turkmenistan29-XII-1997A*1-III-19981
Ukraine2-VI-2006A*1-IX-20061D
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland19-XI-198420-V-1986R1-VIII-198671N,Res
United States of America23-XII-198129-IV-1988R1-VII-19881Res
Uruguay16-XI-1999A*1-II-20001
Uzbekistan31-V-1999A*1-VIII-19991Res
Venezuela16-X-199616-X-1996R1-I-19971Res
Zambia26-VIII-2014A*1-XI-20141
Zimbabwe4-IV-1995A*1-VII-19951Res

1) S = Signature
2) R/A/Su = Ratification, Accession or Succession
3) Type = R: Ratification;

A: Accession;
A*: Accession giving rise to an acceptance procedure; click on A* for details of acceptances of the accession;
C: Continuation;
Su: Succession;
Den: Denunciation;4) EIF = Entry into force
5) EXT = Extensions of application
6) Authorities per Convention = Designation of Authorities
7) Res/D/N/DC = Reservations, declarations, notifications or depositary communications

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