Australia

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

Accession accepted by Date of acceptance Entry into force
Luxembourg 11-XII-1992 9-II-1993
Netherlands 16-XII-1992 14-II-1993
France 26-I-1993 27-III-1993
Denmark 11-II-1993 12-IV-1993
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 19-II-1993 20-IV-1993
Cyprus 20-IV-1993 19-VI-1993
Germany 4-V-1993 3-VII-1993
Finland 24-V-1993 23-VII-1993
United States of America 23-VI-1993 22-VIII-1993
Sweden 31-XII-1993 1-III-1994
Norway 19-IV-1994 18-VI-1994
Spain 29-VI-1994 28-VIII-1994
Switzerland 14-XI-1994 13-I-1995
Italy 17-XI-1995 16-I-1996
Slovakia 21-III-1996 20-V-1996
Israel 10-I-1997 11-III-1997
Czech Republic 1-IV-1997 31-V-1997
Argentina 22-V-1997 21-VII-1997
Singapore 26-V-1997 25-VII-1997
Mexico 27-V-1997 26-VII-1997
Barbados 22-VIII-1997 21-X-1997
Portugal 11-IV-2001 8-VI-2001
Greece 29-IX-2005 28-XI-2005
Monaco 5-I-2009 6-III-2009
Turkey 15-I-2010 16-III-2010
Entry into force between Australia and Entry into force
Luxembourg 9-II-1993
Netherlands 14-II-1993
France 27-III-1993
Denmark 12-IV-1993
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 20-IV-1993
Cyprus 19-VI-1993
Germany 3-VII-1993
Finland 23-VII-1993
United States of America 22-VIII-1993
Sweden 1-III-1994
Norway 18-VI-1994
Spain 28-VIII-1994
Switzerland 13-I-1995
Italy 16-I-1996
Slovakia 20-V-1996
Israel 11-III-1997
Czech Republic 31-V-1997
Argentina 21-VII-1997
Singapore 25-VII-1997
Mexico 26-VII-1997
Barbados 21-X-1997
Portugal 8-VI-2001
Greece 28-XI-2005
Monaco 6-III-2009
Turkey 16-III-2010
Korea, Republic of 8-V-2012
Serbia 8-V-2012
Republic of North Macedonia 8-V-2012
Andorra 11-II-2020
Armenia 11-II-2020
Brazil 11-II-2020
Colombia 11-II-2020
Costa Rica 11-II-2020
Montenegro 11-II-2020
Morocco 11-II-2020
Latvia 20-I-1996
Venezuela 20-I-1996
Poland 10-I-1997
Estonia 10-I-1997
South Africa 17-I-1998
Bulgaria 7-V-2001
Lithuania 11-IX-2001
Slovenia 11-IX-2001
Sri Lanka 11-IX-2001
Ukraine 11-III-2002
Russian Federation 11-III-2002
Belarus 21-VII-2002
Kuwait 9-VIII-2003
China, People's Republic of 18-IX-1999
India 11-X-2008
Hungary 11-X-2008
Romania 11-X-2008
Seychelles 11-X-2008
Bosnia and Herzegovina 14-III-2010
Iceland 14-III-2010
Liechtenstein 14-III-2010
Albania 8-V-2012
Croatia 8-V-2012
Malta 8-V-2012

Netherlands - Entry into force

(for the Kingdom in Europe)
(acceptance for Aruba on 20 May 1993 [EIF: 19 July 1993])

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Entry into force

(accepted also for the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Isle of Man, Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, [Hong Kong] and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands received a Note dated 3 December 1993 from the Embassy of Argentina containing the following declaration:
With respect to the acceptance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the accession of Australia to the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters, declared by Note dated July 23rd, 1993, the Argentine Government rejects the pretended acceptance of said Convention formulated for the Malvinas Islands, South Georgias Islands and South Sandwich Islands and reaffirms the sovereignty of the Argentine Republic over said islands, that are an integral part of the national territory.

Korea, Republic of - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the acession of the Republic of Korea on 9 March 2012)

Serbia - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the acession of Serbia on 9 March 2012)

Republic of North Macedonia - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the acession of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 9 March 2012)

Andorra - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of Andorra on 13 December 2019)

Armenia - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of Armenia on 13 December 2019)

Brazil - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of Brazil on 13 December 2019)

Colombia - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of Colombia on 13 December 2019)

Costa Rica - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of Costa Rica on 13 December 2019)

Montenegro - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of Montenegro on 13 December 2019)

Morocco - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of Morocco on 13 December 2019)

Latvia - Entry into force

(Australia accepted Latvia's accession on 21 November 1995)

Venezuela - Entry into force

(Australia accepted Venezuela's accession on 21 November 1995)

Poland - Entry into force

(Australia accepted Poland's accession on 11 November 1996)

Estonia - Entry into force

(Australia accepted Estonia's accession on 11 November 1996)

South Africa - Entry into force

(Australia accepted South Africa's accession on 18 November 1997)

Bulgaria - Entry into force

(Australia accepted Bulgaria's accession on 8 March 2001)

Lithuania - Entry into force

(Australia accepted Lithuania's accession on 13 July 2001)

Slovenia - Entry into force

(Australia accepted Slovenia's accession on 13 July 2001)

Sri Lanka - Entry into force

(Australia accepted Sri Lanka's accession on 13 July 2001)

Ukraine - Entry into force

(Australia accepted Ukraine's accession on 10 January 2002)

Russian Federation - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the Russian Federation's accession on 10 March 2002)

Belarus - Entry into force

(Australia accepted Belarus' accession on 22 May 2002)

Kuwait - Entry into force

(Australia accepted Kuwait's accession on 10 June 2003)

China, People's Republic of - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the P.R. of China's accession on 20 July 1999)

India - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of India on 12 August 2008)

Hungary - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of Hungary on 12 August 2008)

Romania - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of Romania on 12 August 2008)

Seychelles - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of the Republic of Seychelles on 12 August 2008)

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of Bosna and Herzegovina on 13 January 2010)

Iceland - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of Iceland on 13 January 2010)

Liechtenstein - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the accession of Liechtenstein on 13 January 2010)

Albania - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the acession of Albania on 9 March 2012)

Croatia - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the acession of Croatia on 9 March 2012)

Malta - Entry into force

(Australia accepted the acession of Malta on 9 March 2012)