19: Convention of 4 May 1971 on the Law Applicable to Traffic Accidents

Entry into force: 3-VI-1975


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Last update: 4-VI-2014
Number of Contracting Parties to this Convention: 21
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 6-IX-1973 12-III-1975 R 3-VI-1975
Belarus 16-IV-1999 A* 15-VI-1999
Belgium 4-V-1971 4-IV-1975 R 3-VI-1975
Bosnia and Herzegovina 23-VIII-1993 Su 6-III-1992
Croatia 23-IV-1993 Su 8-X-1991
Czech Republic 28-I-1993 Su 1-I-1993 D 19
France 4-V-1971 7-II-1972 R 3-VI-1975
Latvia 16-VIII-2000 A* 15-X-2000
Lithuania 23-I-2002 A* 24-III-2002
Luxembourg 3-VI-1971 14-X-1980 R 13-XII-1980
Montenegro 18-III-2007 Su 3-VI-2006
Morocco 26-IV-2010 A* 25-VI-2010
Netherlands 4-V-1971 31-X-1978 R 30-XII-1978 4 D
Poland 29-III-2002 A* 28-V-2002
Portugal 4-V-1971
Republic of North Macedonia 20-IX-1993 Su 17-XI-1991
Serbia 29-IV-2001 Su 27-IV-1992
Slovakia 15-III-1993 Su 1-I-1993 D 19
Slovenia 8-VI-1992 Su 25-VI-1991
Spain 21-VIII-1986 22-IX-1987 R 21-XI-1987
Switzerland 3-XII-1980 3-XI-1986 R 2-I-1987
Ukraine 19-X-2011 A* 18-XII-2011

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