30: Convention of 1 July 1985 on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition

Entry into force: 1-I-1992


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Last update: 19-IX-2017
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
Australia 17-X-1991 17-X-1991 R 1-I-1992
Canada 11-X-1988 20-X-1992 R 1-I-1993 8 D,Res 16,20,29
China, People's Republic of C D,N 16,20
Cyprus 11-III-1998 15-III-2017 R 1-VI-2017 D 20
France 26-XI-1991
Italy 1-VII-1985 21-II-1990 R 1-I-1992
Liechtenstein 13-XII-2004 A 1-IV-2006
Luxembourg 1-VII-1985 16-X-2003 R 1-I-2004 D,Res 16,20
Malta 7-XII-1994 A 1-III-1996
Monaco 1-VI-2007 A 1-IX-2008 D,Res 16,20
Netherlands 1-VII-1985 28-XI-1995 R 1-II-1996
Panama 30-VIII-2017 A 1-XII-2018
San Marino 28-IV-2005 A 1-VIII-2006
Switzerland 3-IV-2007 26-IV-2007 R 1-VII-2007
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 10-I-1986 17-XI-1989 R 1-I-1992 13 D,Res 16,20
United States of America 13-VI-1988

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