Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
|Accession accepted by / Entry into force between Bulgaria and||Date of acceptance||Entry into force|
|Republic of Korea||1-II-2018|
|Republic of Moldova||14-VI-2016||1-IX-2016|
|United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland||12-II-2009||1-V-2009|
|United States of America||7-X-2004||1-I-2005|
|Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)||16-XI-2004||1-II-2005|
(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Albania on 15 November 2016)
(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Andorra on 23 June 2016)
(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Armenia on 15 November 2016)
(30-V-2005: acceptance for the Special Administrative Region of Macao only)
(21-VII-2005: acceptance for the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong only)
(Bulgaria accepted the Dominican Republic's accession on 5 September 2005)
(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Kazakhstan on 6 November 2017)
(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Morocco on 15 November 2016)
Republic of Korea
(Bulgaria accepted the accession of the Republic of Korea on 6 November 2017)
(Bulgaria accepted the accession of the Russian Federation on 22 May 2013)
(Bulgaria accepted the accession of San Marino on 1 March 2007)
(Bulgaria accepted the accession of the Seychelles on 15 November 2016)
(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Singapore on 23 June 2016)
(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Ukraine on 14 September 2006)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
(acceptance also on behalf of Montserrat, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the Falkland Islands*, the Isle of Man and Anguilla)
* Declaration Argentina, 4 August 2009:
"...with regard to Notification No. 3/2009, March 6 2009, by which the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland accepts on behalf of the Malvinas Islands, among other territories, the accession of Bulgaria, Costa Rica and El Salvador to the said Convention.
The Argentine Republic recalls that, by Note A.E. No. 33/98, May 30 1998, it rejected the extension of the Convention to Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands, which was notified by the United Kingdom on March 26, 1998. In the same manner, by Note A.E. No. 47/98, July 13 1998, it disowned the appointment of the illegitimate governor as central authority in the Malvinas Islands as well as any other act derived from the illegitimate extension of the said Convention by the United Kingdom.
Taking into account this precedents, the Argentine Government also rejects the acceptance of the accession and entry into force of the said Convention with regard to Bulgaria, Costa Rica and El Salvador made by the United Kingdom on behalf of the Malvinas Islands.
The Argentine Government recalls that the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas are an integral part of the Argentine Republic's national territory and that, being illegitimately occupied by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, they are subject to a sovereignty dispute between both countries, which is recognized by the United Nations and other international organizations.
In that respect, it recalls that the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted resolutions 2065 (XX), 3160 (XXVIII), 31/49, 37/9, 38/12, 39/6, 40/21, 41/40, 42/19 and 43/25, where it recognizes the existence of the sovereignty dispute to which the Question of the Malvinas Islands refers and it urges the Governments of the Argentine Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to resume negotiations in order to find a peaceful and lasting solution to the dispute as soon as possible. In turn, the UN Special Committee on Decolonization has repeatedly urged them to do the same since 1989, most recently through its resolution of 12 June 2008. Furthermore, on 3 June 2008, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States issued a similar decision on this Question. The Argentine Government reaffirms its legitimate sovereign rights over the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, which are an integral part of its national territory."