38: Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

Entry into force: 1-I-2013


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Last update: 14-XI-2022
Number of Contracting Parties, incl. REIOs and States bound as a result of approval
by an REIO: 46
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, incl. an REIO, following the deposit of its instrument of ratification, accession, acceptance or approval (see column EIF in the chart).


Contracting Parties (incl. REIOs and States bound by its approval) to this Convention [Protocol] 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 Party* S 1 R/A/Ap/Su2 Type3 EIF4 EXT5 Auth6 Res/D/N/DC7
Albania 21-X-2011 13-IX-2012 R 1-I-2013 1 D,Res 2,63
Austria ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Belarus 15-III-2017 16-II-2018 R 1-VI-2018 1 D,Res 2, 24, 30, 44
Belgium ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-VII-2011 25-X-2012 R 1-II-2013 1
Botswana 14-XI-2022 A 16-XI-2023 1
Brazil 17-VII-2017 17-VII-2017 R 1-XI-2017 1 D,Res 2, 20, 30
Bulgaria ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Burkina Faso 7-I-2009
Canada 23-V-2017
Croatia ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Cyprus ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Czech Republic ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Ecuador 2-III-2022 2-III-2022 R 1-VII-2022 1
Estonia ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
European Union 6-IV-2011 9-IV-2014 ApEU 1-VIII-2014 D,Res 2,11,44,59
Finland ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
France ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Germany ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Greece ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Guyana 5-II-2019 A** 7-III-2020 1
Honduras 16-X-2017 A 19-X-2018 1
Hungary ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Ireland ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Italy ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Kazakhstan 6-VI-2017 A** 14-VI-2019 1 D,Res 23, 30, 44, 62
Latvia ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Lithuania ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Luxembourg ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Malta ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Montenegro 2-XII-2015 A 1-I-2017 1 Res 2
Netherlands ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
New Zealand 26-XI-2019 23-VII-2021 R 1-XI-2021 1 D,Res
Nicaragua 8-III-2019 A 18-IV-2020 1 D,Res,DC Arts 2, 3
North Macedonia 9-XII-2019
Norway 8-VI-2010 6-IV-2011 R 1-I-2013 1 D,Res 2,44
Philippines 18-II-2022 22-VI-2022 R 1-X-2022 1 Res 2,20,38,44
Poland ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Portugal ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1
Romania ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Serbia 16-IX-2020 23-X-2020 R 1-II-2021 1 D 63
Slovakia ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Slovenia ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Spain ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Sweden ApEU* 1-VIII-2014 1 D
Türkiye 7-X-2016 7-X-2016 R 1-II-2017 1 D,Res 24, 25, 30
Ukraine 7-VII-2010 24-VII-2013 R 1-XI-2013 1 D,Res,DC 2,24,25,30
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 28-XII-2018 28-IX-2020 R 1-VIII-2014 1 1 D,Res,DC
United States of America 23-XI-2007 7-IX-2016 R 1-I-2017 1 D,Res 20, 44, 60-63

* (incl. REIOs and States bound by its approval)


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;
AEU: Accession by the European Union
AEU*: State bound as a result of the accession by the European Union
ApEU: Approval by the European Union
ApEU*: Bound as a result of the approval by the European Union
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