41: Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters

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Last update: 29-VIII-2022
Number of Contracting Parties, incl. REIOs and States bound as a result of approval
by an REIO: 28
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 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Belgium 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Bulgaria 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Costa Rica 16-IX-2021 D 14
Croatia 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Cyprus 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Czech Republic 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Estonia 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
European Union 29-VIII-2022 AEU 1-IX-2023 D
Finland 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
France 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Germany 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Greece 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Hungary 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Ireland 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Israel 3-III-2021
Italy 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Latvia 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Lithuania 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Luxembourg 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Malta 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Netherlands 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Poland 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Portugal 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Romania 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Russian Federation 17-XI-2021
Slovakia 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Slovenia 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Spain 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Sweden 29-VIII-2022 AEU* 1-IX-2023
Ukraine 4-III-2020 29-VIII-2022 R 1-IX-2023
United States of America 2-III-2022
Uruguay 2-VII-2019

* (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