26: Convention of 14 March 1978 on Celebration and Recognition of the Validity of Marriages

Entry into force: 1-V-1991


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Last update: 1-I-1
Number of Contracting Parties to this Convention: 3
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
Australia 9-VII-1980 29-XII-1987 R 1-V-1991 D 27
Egypt 14-III-1978 D
Finland 24-IX-1980
Luxembourg 14-III-1978 13-II-1991 R 1-V-1991
Netherlands 11-IX-1987 12-X-1989 R 1-V-1991 D,Res 10,15
Portugal 26-V-1978

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