16: Convention of 1 February 1971 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters

Entry into force: 20-VIII-1979


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Last update: 10-XI-2010
Number of Contracting Parties to this Convention: 5
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
Albania 8-IV-2010 A 1-XI-2010
Cyprus 1-II-1971 8-VI-1976 R 20-VIII-1979
Kuwait 8-V-2002 A 1-XII-2002
Netherlands 12-VII-1972 21-VI-1979 R 20-VIII-1979 1
Portugal 21-VI-1983 21-VI-1983 R 20-VIII-1983 D 21

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