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Child Abduction - Countries in the Conventions

Countries in which the Hague and European Conventions are in force with the United Kingdom updated from the HCCH website July 2013

Country Convention Date in force
Argentina Hague 1.6.91
Australia Hague 1.1.87
Austria Hague & European 1.10.88 & 1.8.86
Bahamas Hague 1.1.94
Belarus Hague 1.10.03
Belgium Hague & European 1.5.99 & 1.8.86
Belize Hague 1.10.89
Bosnia and Herzegovina Hague 1.12.91
Bulgaria Hague & European 1.5.09 & 1.10.03
Brazil Hague 1.3.05
Burkino Faso Hague 1.8.92
Canada (most provinces) Hague 1.8.86
Chile Hague 1.5.94
Colombia Hague 1.3.96
Costa Rica Hague 1.5.09
Croatia Hague 1.12.91
Cyprus (Southern) Hague & European 1.2.95 & 1.10.86
Czech Republic Hague & European 1.3.98 & 1.7.00
Denmark Hague & European 1.7.91 & 1.8.91
Ecuador Hague 1.4.92
El Salvador Hague 1.5.09
Estonia Hague & European 1.10.03 & 1.9.01
Fiji Hague 1.10.03
Finland Hague & European 1.8.94 & 1.8.94
France Hague & European 1.8.86 & 1.8.86
Georgia Hague 1.12.97
Germany Hague & European 1.12.90 & 1.2.91
Greece Hague & European 1.6.93 & 1.7.93
Honduras Hague 1.3.94
Hong Kong Hague 1.9.97
Hungary Hague & European 1.9.86 & 1.6.04
Iceland Hague & European 1.11.96 & 1.11.96
Republic of Ireland Hague & European 1.10.91 & 1.10.91
Israel Hague & European 1.12.91
Italy Hague & European 1.5.95 & 1.6.95
Latvia Hague & European 1.10.03 & 1.8.02
Lithuania Hague & European 1.3.05 & 1.5.03
Luxembourg Hague & European 1.1.87 & 1.8.86
Macau Hague 1.3.99
Macedonia Hague & European 1.12.91 & 1.3.03
Malta Hague & European 1.3.02 & 1.2.00
Mauritius Hague 1.6.93
Mexico Hague 1.9.91
Moldova European 1.5.04
Monaco Hague 1.2.93
Montenegro Hague 1.12.91
Netherlands Hague & European 1.9.90 & 1.9.90
New Zealand Hague 1.8.91
Norway Hague & European 1.4.89 & 1.5.89
Panama Hague 1.5.94
Peru Hague 1.10.03
Poland Hague & European 1.11.92 & 1.3.96
Portugal Hague & European 1.8.86 & 1.8.86
Romania Hague & European 1.2.93 & 1.9.04
Serbia Hague 1.12.91
Slovakia Hague & European 1.2.01 & 1.9.01
Slovenia Hague 1.6.94
South Africa Hague 1.12.97
Spain Hague & European 1.9.87 & 1.8.86
St Kitts & Nevis Hague 1.8.94
Sweden Hague & European 1.6.89 & 1.7.89
Switzerland Hague & European 1.8.86 & 1.8.86
Turkey Hague & European 1.8.00 & 1.6.00
Turkmenistan Hague 1.5.98
Uruguay Hague 1.10.03
U.S.A. Hague 1.7.88
Venezuela Hague 1.1.97
Uzbekistan Hague 1.10.03
Zimbabwe Hague 1.7.95


The Revised Brussels II Countries

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovania
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom