09: Convention of 15 April 1958 concerning the recognition and enforcement of decisions relating to maintenance obligations towards children

Entry into force: 1-I-1962


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Last update: 4-VI-2014
Number of Contracting Parties to this Convention: 20
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 following the deposit of its instrument of ratification, accession, acceptance or approval (see column EIF in the chart).


Contracting Parties to this Convention 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/S2 Type3 EIF4 EXT5 Auth6 Res/D/N/DC7
Austria 15-IV-1958 5-IX-1960 R 1-I-1962 1
Belgium 11-VII-1958 15-IX-1961 R 1-I-1962 1
China, People's Republic of C 1 D,N 15
Czech Republic 24-IX-1970 A* 29-XII-1970 1 D 13
Denmark 12-VIII-1965 2-XI-1965 R 1-I-1966 1
Finland 10-II-1966 26-VI-1967 R 24-VIII-1967 1
France 6-I-1965 26-V-1966 R 25-VII-1966 11 1 N
Germany 8-X-1958 2-XI-1961 R 1-I-1962 1
Greece 15-IV-1958
Hungary 20-X-1964 A* 19-XII-1964 1
Italy 8-X-1958 22-II-1961 R 1-I-1962 1
Liechtenstein 2-VI-1972 A* 1-VIII-1972 1 Res 18
Luxembourg 14-III-1962 Res 18
Netherlands 25-V-1959 28-II-1964 R 28-IV-1964 4 1 D
Norway 19-V-1958 2-IX-1965 R 1-XI-1965 1 D 13
Portugal 9-IX-1971 27-XII-1973 R 24-II-1974 1 D
Slovakia 24-IX-1970 A* 29-XI-1970 1 D 13
Spain 18-I-1973 11-IX-1973 R 9-XI-1973
Suriname 29-X-1976 A* 25-XI-1975 1 D
Sweden 10-XII-1965 31-XII-1965 R 1-III-1966 1
Switzerland 4-VII-1963 18-XI-1964 R 17-I-1965 1
Turkey 11-VI-1968 27-IV-1973 R 25-VI-1973 1

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) Authorities per Convention = Designation of Authorities
7) Res/D/N/DC = Reservations, declarations, notifications or depositary communications