Status table

20: Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters

Entry into force: 7-X-1972


Last update: 14-IV-2014
Number of Contracting States to this Convention: 58

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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) Auth = Designation of Authorities
7) Res/D/N = Reservations, declarations or notifications

Members of the Organisation (click here for the non-Member States)

States S1 R/A/Su 2 Type 3 EIF 4 Ext 5 Auth 6 Res/D/N 7
Albania16-VII-2010 A* 14-IX-2010 1 D33,35
Argentina8-V-1987 A* 7-VII-1987 1 D,Res23,33
Australia23-X-1992 A* 22-XII-1992 3 D,Res8,15,16,23,33,40
Belarus7-VIII-2001 A* 6-X-2001 2 D,Res4,8,16,17,18
Bosnia and Herzegovina16-VI-2008 A* 15-VIII-2008 1
Brazil9-IV-2014 A* 8-VI-2014
Bulgaria23-XI-1999 A* 22-I-2000 2 D,Res4,16,17,18,19,8,11,2
China, People's Republic of8-XII-1997 A* 6-II-1998 4 D,N,Res4,16,23,33
Croatia1-X-2009 A* 30-XI-2009 1 D,Res4,8,15,16,18,23
Cyprus13-I-1983 A* 14-III-1983 3 D,Res8,18,23,33
Czech Republic28-VI-1993 Su 1-I-1993 2 D16,18,40
Denmark18-IV-197220-VI-1972 R 7-X-1972 2 D,Res4,8,15,16,17,23,27
Estonia2-II-1996 A* 2-IV-1996 2 D8,11,23
Finland9-III-19767-IV-1976 R 6-VI-1976 2 D,Res4,8,16,17,23,35
France24-VIII-19727-VIII-1974 R 6-X-1974 1 2 D,Res4,16,17,23
Germany18-III-197027-IV-1979 R 26-VI-1979 2 D,Res4,8,16,23,35
Greece18-I-200518-I-2005 R 19-III-2005 2 D,Res4,8,15,16,17,23,35
Hungary13-VII-2004 A* 11-IX-2004 2 D,Res2,4,8,15,16,17,18,23
Iceland10-XI-2008 A* 9-I-2009 1 D,Res4,8,15,23
India7-II-2007 A* 8-IV-2007 3 D4,8,16,17,18,23
Israel11-XI-197719-VII-1979 R 17-IX-1979 2 D2,8,16,17
Italy6-II-197522-VI-1982 R 21-VIII-1982 2 D2,8,18,23,35
Korea, Republic of14-XII-2009 A* 12-II-2010 2 D,Res4,8,16,17,23,33
Latvia28-III-1995 A* 27-V-1995 2 D4,8,16,17
Lithuania2-VIII-2000 A* 1-X-2000 2 D,Res4,8,16,17,23
Luxembourg2-V-197526-VII-1977 R 24-IX-1977 2 D,Res4,16,17,23
Malta24-II-2011 A* 25-IV-2011 1 Res4
Mexico27-VII-1989 A* 25-IX-1989 1 D,Res4,17,18,23,27,32
Monaco17-I-1986 A* 18-III-1986 2 D,Res4,16,17,23
Montenegro16-I-2012 A* 16-III-2012 2 D,Res23,33
Morocco24-III-2011 A* 23-V-2011 1
Netherlands8-IV-1981 R 7-VI-1981 1 3 D,Res4,8,11,14,16,17,23,2
Norway18-III-19703-VIII-1972 R 7-X-1972 3 D,Res4,15,23
Poland13-II-1996 A* 13-IV-1996 3 Res8,23,33
Portugal18-III-197012-III-1975 R 11-V-1975 2 D,Res4,15,23
Romania21-VIII-2003 A* 20-X-2003 2 D,Res8,16,17,18,19,21,23
Russian Federation1-V-2001 A* 30-VI-2001
Serbia2-VII-2010 A* 31-VIII-2010 3 D4,8,16,17,18,35
Singapore27-X-1978 A* 26-XII-1978 1 D,Res4,23
Slovakia15-III-1993 Su 1-I-1993 2 D16,18,40
Slovenia18-IX-2000 A* 17-XI-2000 1
South Africa8-VII-1997 A* 6-IX-1997 3 D,Res4,15,16,17,23
Spain21-X-197622-V-1987 R 21-VII-1987 2 D,Res4,8,16,17,23
Sri Lanka31-VIII-2000 A* 30-X-2000 1 D,Res4,8,23,33
Sweden21-IV-19752-V-1975 R 1-VII-1975 1 D4,8,15,23
Switzerland21-V-19852-XI-1994 R 1-I-1995 3 D,Res1,2,4,8,15,16,17,23,
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia19-III-2009 A* 18-V-2009 D4,8,23
Turkey13-XII-200013-VIII-2004 R 12-X-2004 2 D,Res4,16,17,23
Ukraine1-II-2001 A* 1-IV-2001 2 D,Res4,8,16,17,18,19,23
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland18-III-197016-VII-1976 R 14-IX-1976 8 3 D,N,Res8,18,23,27,33
United States of America27-VII-19708-VIII-1972 R 7-X-1972 3 3 D4,8,16,17,18
Venezuela1-XI-1993 A* 31-XII-1993 1 Res,D4,23

Non-Member States of the Organisation (click here for the Members)

States S1 R/A/Su 2 Type 3 EIF 4 Ext 5 Auth 6 Res/D/N 7
Armenia27-VI-2012 A* 26-VIII-2012 D,Res4,8,16,17,18,23
Barbados5-III-1981 A* 4-V-1981 1
Colombia13-I-2012 A* 13-III-2012 1
Kuwait8-V-2002 A* 7-VII-2002 1
Liechtenstein12-XI-2008 A* 11-I-2009 1 D4,8,11,15-18,23
Seychelles7-I-2004 A* 7-III-2004 2 D23

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) Auth = Designation of Authorities
7) Res/D/N = Reservations, declarations or notifications