20: Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters

Entry into force: 7-X-1972


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Last update: 25-VII-2016
Number of Contracting States to this Convention: 59

Members of the Organisation

States S 1 R/A/S2 Type3 EIF4 EXT5 Auth6 Res/D/N7
Albania 16-VII-2010 A* 14-IX-2010 1 D 33,35
Argentina 8-V-1987 A* 7-VII-1987 1 D,Res 23,33
Armenia 27-VI-2012 A* 26-VIII-2012 1 D,Res 4,8,16,17,18,23
Australia 23-X-1992 A* 22-XII-1992 3 D,Res 8,15,16,23,33,40
Belarus 7-VIII-2001 A* 6-X-2001 2 D,Res 4,8,16,17,18
Bosnia and Herzegovina 16-VI-2008 A* 15-VIII-2008 1
Brazil 9-IV-2014 A* 8-VI-2014 1 D,Res 4,8,23,33
Bulgaria 23-XI-1999 A* 22-I-2000 2 D,Res 4,16,17,18,19,8,11,2
China, People's Republic of 8-XII-1997 A* 6-II-1998 4 D,N,Res 4,16,23,33
Costa Rica 16-III-2016 A* 15-V-2016
Croatia 1-X-2009 A* 30-XI-2009 1 D,Res 4,8,15,16,18,23
Cyprus 13-I-1983 A* 14-III-1983 3 D,Res 8,18,23,33
Czech Republic 28-VI-1993 Su 1-I-1993 2 D 16,18,40
Denmark 18-IV-1972 20-VI-1972 R 7-X-1972 2 D,Res 4,8,15,16,17,23,27
Estonia 2-II-1996 A* 2-IV-1996 2 D 8,11,23
Finland 9-III-1976 7-IV-1976 R 6-VI-1976 2 D,Res 4,8,16,17,23,35
France 24-VIII-1972 7-VIII-1974 R 6-X-1974 1 2 D,Res 4,16,17,23
Germany 18-III-1970 27-IV-1979 R 26-VI-1979 2 D,Res 4,8,16,23,35
Greece 18-I-2005 18-I-2005 R 19-III-2005 2 D,Res 4,8,15,16,17,23,35
Hungary 13-VII-2004 A* 11-IX-2004 2 D,Res 2,4,8,15,16,17,18,23
Iceland 10-XI-2008 A* 9-I-2009 1 D,Res 4,8,15,23
India 7-II-2007 A* 8-IV-2007 3 D 4,8,16,17,18,23
Israel 11-XI-1977 19-VII-1979 R 17-IX-1979 2 D 2,8,16,17
Italy 6-II-1975 22-VI-1982 R 21-VIII-1982 2 D 2,8,18,23,35
Korea, Republic of 14-XII-2009 A* 12-II-2010 2 D,Res 4,8,16,17,23,33
Latvia 28-III-1995 A* 27-V-1995 2 D 4,8,16,17
Lithuania 2-VIII-2000 A* 1-X-2000 2 D,Res 4,8,16,17,23
Luxembourg 2-V-1975 26-VII-1977 R 24-IX-1977 2 D,Res 4,16,17,23
Malta 24-II-2011 A* 25-IV-2011 1 Res 4
Mexico 27-VII-1989 A* 25-IX-1989 1 D,Res 4,17,18,23,27,32
Monaco 17-I-1986 A* 18-III-1986 2 D,Res 4,16,17,23
Montenegro 16-I-2012 A* 16-III-2012 2 D,Res 23,33
Morocco 24-III-2011 A* 23-V-2011 1
Netherlands 8-IV-1981 R 7-VI-1981 1 3 D,Res 4,8,11,14,16,17,23,2
Norway 18-III-1970 3-VIII-1972 R 7-X-1972 3 D,Res 4,15,23
Poland 13-II-1996 A* 13-IV-1996 3 Res 8,23,33
Portugal 18-III-1970 12-III-1975 R 11-V-1975 2 D,Res 4,15,23
Romania 21-VIII-2003 A* 20-X-2003 2 D,Res 8,16,17,18,19,21,23
Russian Federation 1-V-2001 A* 30-VI-2001
Serbia 2-VII-2010 A* 31-VIII-2010 3 D 4,8,16,17,18,35
Singapore 27-X-1978 A* 26-XII-1978 1 D,Res 4,23
Slovakia 15-III-1993 Su 1-I-1993 2 D 16,18,40
Slovenia 18-IX-2000 A* 17-XI-2000 1
South Africa 8-VII-1997 A* 6-IX-1997 3 D,Res 4,15,16,17,23
Spain 21-X-1976 22-V-1987 R 21-VII-1987 2 D,Res 4,8,16,17,23
Sri Lanka 31-VIII-2000 A* 30-X-2000 1 D,Res 4,8,23,33
Sweden 21-IV-1975 2-V-1975 R 1-VII-1975 1 D 4,8,15,23
Switzerland 21-V-1985 2-XI-1994 R 1-I-1995 3 D,Res 1,2,4,8,15,16,17,23,
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 19-III-2009 A* 18-V-2009 D 4,8,23
Turkey 13-XII-2000 13-VIII-2004 R 12-X-2004 2 D,Res 4,16,17,23
Ukraine 1-II-2001 A* 1-IV-2001 2 D,Res 4,8,16,17,18,19,23
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 18-III-1970 16-VII-1976 R 14-IX-1976 8 3 D,N,Res 8,18,23,27,33
United States of America 27-VII-1970 8-VIII-1972 R 7-X-1972 3 3 D 4,8,16,17,18
Venezuela 1-XI-1993 A* 31-XII-1993 1 D,Res 4,23

Non-Member States of the Organisation

States S 1 R/A/S2 Type3 EIF4 EXT5 Auth6 Res/D/N7
Barbados 5-III-1981 A* 4-V-1981 1
Colombia 13-I-2012 A* 13-III-2012 1
Kuwait 8-V-2002 A* 7-VII-2002 1
Liechtenstein 12-XI-2008 A* 11-I-2009 1 D 4,8,11,15-18,23
Seychelles 7-I-2004 A* 7-III-2004 2 D 23

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