39: Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations

Entry into force: 1-VIII-2013

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Last update: 2-III-2022
Number of Contracting Parties, incl. REIOs and States bound as a result of approval
by an REIO: 31
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
Austria Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Belgium Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Brazil 17-VII-2017 17-VII-2017 R 1-XI-2017
Bulgaria Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Croatia Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Cyprus Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Czech Republic Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Ecuador 2-III-2022 2-III-2022 R 1-VII-2022
Estonia Ap* 1-VIII-2013
European Union 8-IV-2010 8-IV-2010 Ap 1-VIII-2013 D,N 24
Finland Ap* 1-VIII-2013
France Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Germany Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Greece Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Hungary Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Ireland Ap* 1-VIII-2013 N 9
Italy Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Kazakhstan 12-XII-2016 A 1-IV-2017
Latvia Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Lithuania Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Luxembourg Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Malta Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Netherlands Ap* 1-VIII-2013
North Macedonia 9-XII-2019
Poland Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Portugal Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Romania Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Serbia 18-IV-2012 10-IV-2013 R 1-VIII-2013
Slovakia Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Slovenia Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Spain Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Sweden Ap* 1-VIII-2013
Ukraine 21-III-2016

* (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;
Ap: Approval by an REIO
Ap*: State bound as a result of an approval by an REIO
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