23: Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations

Entry into force: 1-VIII-1976


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Last update: 17-XI-2015
Number of Contracting Parties to this Convention: 24
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
Albania 29-VIII-2011 A 1-XII-2012
Andorra 6-IV-2011 A 1-VII-2012 Res 26
Australia 20-X-2000 A 1-II-2002 D,Res 26,32
Belgium 9-XI-1976
Czech Republic 28-I-1993 Su 1-I-1993 D,Res 26,32
Denmark 26-V-1987 7-X-1987 R 1-I-1988 1 1 Res 26
Estonia 17-XII-1996 A 1-IV-1998 1 D,Res 26
Finland 28-V-1980 29-IV-1983 R 1-VII-1983 Res 26,34
France 18-XII-1973 19-VII-1977 R 1-X-1977
Germany 2-X-1973 28-I-1987 R 1-IV-1987 D,Res 25,26
Greece 13-XI-2003 13-XI-2003 R 1-II-2004 Res 26
Italy 6-II-1975 2-X-1981 R 1-I-1982 Res 26
Lithuania 5-VI-2002 A 1-X-2003 Res 26
Luxembourg 2-X-1973 19-III-1981 R 1-VI-1981 Res 34
Netherlands 2-X-1973 12-XII-1980 R 1-III-1981 4 D,N,Res 25,26
Norway 13-VII-1976 12-IV-1978 R 1-VII-1978 1 D,Res 26
Poland 14-II-1995 A 1-VII-1996 Res 26
Portugal 10-X-1973 4-XII-1975 R 1-VIII-1976 Res 26
Slovakia 15-III-1993 Su 1-I-1993 D,Res 26,32
Spain 26-X-1982 16-VI-1987 R 1-IX-1987 1
Sweden 1-II-1977 17-II-1977 R 1-V-1977 D,Res 26
Switzerland 23-VII-1975 18-V-1976 R 1-VIII-1976 N
Turkey 2-X-1973 23-VIII-1983 R 1-XI-1983 Res 26
Ukraine 3-IV-2007 A 1-VIII-2008 1 D,Res,DC 25,26
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 30-XI-1973 21-XII-1979 R 1-III-1980 2 1 Res,D 26,33

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