18: Convention of 1 June 1970 on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations

Entry into force: 24-VIII-1975

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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 and Signatories to this Convention that are also Members of the HCCH (i.e., the Organisation) are in bold; Contracting Parties and Signatories 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
Albania 7-III-2013 A* 6-V-2013 D,Res 19,21,24
Australia 24-IX-1985 A* 23-XI-1985 D 23
China C N
Cyprus 13-I-1983 A* 14-III-1983 Res 19
Czech Republic 28-VI-1993 Su 1-I-1993 D,Res 19,24,29
Denmark 5-XII-1972 25-VI-1975 R 24-VIII-1975 Res
Egypt 8-V-1979 21-IV-1980 R 20-VI-1980
Estonia 7-XI-2002 A* 6-I-2003
Finland 19-XI-1974 16-VI-1977 R 15-VIII-1977
Italy 19-II-1986 19-II-1986 R 20-IV-1986 Res 19
Luxembourg 6-XI-1981 13-II-1991 R 14-IV-1991 Res
Netherlands 29-VIII-1979 23-VI-1981 R 22-VIII-1981 1
Norway 12-X-1972 15-VIII-1978 R 14-X-1978
Poland 25-IV-1996 A* 24-VI-1996 Res 19,24
Portugal 10-V-1985 10-V-1985 R 9-VII-1985 N 29
Republic of Moldova 10-X-2011 A* 9-XII-2011 Res 19,21
Slovakia 15-III-1993 Su 1-I-1993 D,Res 19,24,29
Sweden 13-IX-1974 25-VI-1975 R 24-VIII-1975
Switzerland 23-VII-1975 18-V-1976 R 17-VII-1976 Res 24
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1-VI-1970 21-V-1974 R 24-VIII-1975 5 D,Res 23,24

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
A**: Objection
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