29: Convention of 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice

Entry into force: 1-V-1988


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Last update: 11-V-2016
Number of Contracting Parties to this Convention: 28
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 15-X-2007 A 1-I-2008 1 Res 1,7,13,28
Belarus 18-XII-1997 A 1-III-1998 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 23-VIII-1993 Su 6-III-1992 2
Brazil 15-XI-2011 A 1-II-2012 2 D 7,24,28,29
Bulgaria 23-XI-1999 A 1-II-2000 2 Res 7
Costa Rica 16-III-2016 A 1-VI-2016 1 Res 20
Croatia 23-IV-1993 Su 8-X-1991 2
Cyprus 27-VII-2000 A 1-X-2000 2 D,Res 13,24
Czech Republic 28-IV-2000 3-IV-2001 R 1-VII-2001 2
Estonia 2-II-1996 A 1-V-1996 1 Res 16
Finland 12-IX-1985 13-VI-1988 R 1-IX-1988 2
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 20-IX-1993 Su 17-XI-1991 1
France 25-X-1980 22-XII-1982 R 1-V-1988 2 D,Res 1,7,33
Germany 25-X-1980
Greece 25-X-1980
Italy 26-V-1988
Kazakhstan 29-I-2015 A 1-IV-2015 1
Latvia 20-XII-1999 A 1-III-2000 2 Res 7
Lithuania 4-VIII-2000 A 1-XI-2000 2 Res 7,16,17
Luxembourg 13-IV-1981 6-II-2003 R 1-V-2003 2 D,Res 1,13,15
Malta 24-II-2011 A 1-V-2011 2 Res 1
Montenegro 1-III-2007 Su 3-VI-2006
Morocco 16-IX-1981 D,Res 1,13,20
Netherlands 15-IX-1989 2-III-1992 R 1-VI-1992 2 D,Res 7,13,17
Poland 10-VIII-1992 A 1-XI-1992 2
Romania 21-VIII-2003 A 1-XI-2003 2 Res 1
Serbia 29-IV-2001 Su 27-IV-1992 1
Slovakia 19-IX-2002 11-III-2003 R 1-VI-2003 2 Res 1
Slovenia 8-VI-1992 Su 25-VI-1991 1
Spain 12-I-1987 8-II-1988 R 1-V-1988 2 D 5
Sweden 15-I-1987 15-I-1987 R 1-V-1988 2 Res 13,24
Switzerland 21-V-1985 28-X-1994 R 1-I-1995 1 Res 7,17,24,25
Turkey 7-VII-2004

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