10: Convention of 5 October 1961 concerning the powers of authorities and the law applicable in respect of the protection of infants

Entry into force: 4-II-1969


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Last update: 8-I-2013
Number of Contracting Parties to this Convention: 14
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/N7
Austria 28-XI-1966 12-III-1975 R 11-V-1975 1 N
China, People's Republic of C N
France 29-XI-1961 11-IX-1972 R 10-XI-1972 1 N
Germany 22-X-1968 19-VII-1971 R 17-IX-1971 1
Italy 15-XII-1961 22-II-1995 R 23-IV-1995 1
Latvia 24-I-2001 A* 25-III-2001 1
Lithuania 23-X-2001 A* 22-XII-2001 1 D
Luxembourg 3-I-1963 13-X-1967 R 4-II-1969 1 Res 13,15
Netherlands 30-XI-1962 20-VII-1971 R 18-IX-1971 4 1 N
Poland 26-V-1993 A* 25-VII-1993 1 Res 15
Portugal 29-IX-1967 6-XII-1968 R 4-II-1969 1 N
Spain 27-V-1986 22-V-1987 R 21-VII-1987 1 N
Switzerland 18-XI-1964 9-XII-1966 R 4-II-1969 1 N
Turkey 25-VIII-1983 A* 24-X-1983 1 Res 15

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 = Reservations, declarations or notifications