Bulgaria

Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Accession accepted by Date of acceptance Entry into force
El Salvador 29-V-1890 1-VIII-2013
Guatemala 26-IX-2003 1-XII-2003
Israel 3-X-2003 1-I-2004
Luxembourg 20-X-2003 1-I-2004
Ireland 27-X-2003 1-I-2004
Netherlands 13-XI-2003 1-II-2004
Hungary 17-XI-2003 1-II-2004
Brazil 4-II-2004 1-V-2004
Argentina 6-II-2004 1-V-2004
Chile 26-II-2004 1-V-2004
Slovakia 9-III-2004 1-VI-2004
Turkey 26-III-2004 1-VI-2004
Greece 13-IV-2004 1-VII-2004
Italy 7-V-2004 1-VIII-2004
Czech Republic 1-VI-2004 1-IX-2004
Estonia 15-VI-2004 1-IX-2004
Lithuania 7-VII-2004 1-X-2004
Australia 28-VII-2004 1-X-2004
Germany 15-IX-2004 1-XII-2004
United States of America 7-X-2004 1-I-2005
New Zealand 11-X-2004 1-I-2005
Finland 12-X-2004 1-I-2005
Venezuela 16-XI-2004 1-II-2005
Croatia 24-XI-2004 1-II-2005
Switzerland 10-XII-2004 1-III-2005
France 16-XII-2004 1-III-2005
Latvia 29-XII-2004 1-III-2005
Spain 17-I-2005 1-IV-2005
Norway 1-IV-2005 1-VII-2005
Cyprus 6-IV-2005 1-VII-2005
Bahamas 25-V-2005 1-VIII-2005
China, People's Republic of 30-V-2005 1-VIII-2005
Austria 14-VII-2005 1-X-2005
China, People's Republic of 21-VII-2005 1-X-2005
Belize 30-VIII-2005 1-XI-2005
Peru 29-XI-2005 1-II-2006
Uruguay 12-I-2006 1-IV-2006
Belgium 31-I-2006 1-IV-2006
Panama 2-XI-2006 1-II-2007
Honduras 16-XI-2006 1-II-2007
Poland 10-I-2007 1-IV-2007
Mexico 8-II-2007 1-V-2007
Colombia 2-IV-2007 1-VII-2007
Monaco 10-IV-2007 1-VII-2007
Sweden 26-VI-2007 1-IX-2007
Georgia 22-IX-2008 1-XII-2008
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 29-XII-2008 1-III-2009
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 12-II-2009 1-V-2009
Slovenia 9-VII-2009 1-X-2009
Malta 22-X-2009 1-I-2010
Canada 6-XI-2009 1-II-2010
Iceland 22-I-2010 1-IV-2010
Denmark 18-VIII-2010 1-XI-2010
Serbia 28-IV-2011 1-VII-2011
Romania 12-III-2013 1-VI-2013
Japan 24-I-2014 1-IV-2014
Belarus 17-II-2014 1-V-2014
Portugal 26-II-2015 1-V-2015
South Africa 9-II-2016 1-V-2016
Republic of Moldova 14-VI-2016 1-IX-2016
Entry into force between Bulgaria and Entry into force
El Salvador 1-VIII-2013
Guatemala 1-XII-2003
Israel 1-I-2004
Luxembourg 1-I-2004
Ireland 1-I-2004
Netherlands 1-II-2004
Hungary 1-II-2004
Brazil 1-V-2004
Argentina 1-V-2004
Chile 1-V-2004
Slovakia 1-VI-2004
Turkey 1-VI-2004
Greece 1-VII-2004
Italy 1-VIII-2004
Czech Republic 1-IX-2004
Estonia 1-IX-2004
Lithuania 1-X-2004
Australia 1-X-2004
Germany 1-XII-2004
United States of America 1-I-2005
New Zealand 1-I-2005
Finland 1-I-2005
Venezuela 1-II-2005
Croatia 1-II-2005
Switzerland 1-III-2005
France 1-III-2005
Latvia 1-III-2005
Spain 1-IV-2005
Norway 1-VII-2005
Cyprus 1-VII-2005
Bahamas 1-VIII-2005
China, People's Republic of 1-VIII-2005
Austria 1-X-2005
China, People's Republic of 1-X-2005
Belize 1-XI-2005
Peru 1-II-2006
Uruguay 1-IV-2006
Belgium 1-IV-2006
Panama 1-II-2007
Honduras 1-II-2007
Poland 1-IV-2007
Mexico 1-V-2007
Colombia 1-VII-2007
Monaco 1-VII-2007
Sweden 1-IX-2007
Georgia 1-XII-2008
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1-III-2009
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1-V-2009
Slovenia 1-X-2009
Malta 1-I-2010
Canada 1-II-2010
Iceland 1-IV-2010
Denmark 1-XI-2010
Serbia 1-VII-2011
Romania 1-VI-2013
Japan 1-IV-2014
Belarus 1-V-2014
Portugal 1-V-2015
South Africa 1-V-2016
Republic of Moldova 1-IX-2016
Morocco 2-II-2017
San Marino 1-VI-2007
Seychelles 2-II-2017
Ukraine 1-XII-2006
Dominican Republic 1-XII-2005
Russian Federation 1-VIII-2013
Andorra 1-IX-2016
Singapore 1-IX-2016
Albania 2-II-2017
Armenia 2-II-2017

China, People's Republic of - Entry into force

(30-V-2005: acceptance for the Special Administrative Region of Macao only)

China, People's Republic of - Entry into force

(21-VII-2005: acceptance for the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong only)

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

(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."

Morocco - Entry into force

(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Morocco on 15 November 2016)

San Marino - Entry into force

(Bulgaria accepted the accession of San Marino on 1 March 2007)

Seychelles - Entry into force

(Bulgaria accepted the accession of the Seychelles on 15 November 2016)

Ukraine - Entry into force

(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Ukraine on 14 September 2006)

Dominican Republic - Entry into force

(Bulgaria accepted the Dominican Republic's accession on 5 September 2005)

Russian Federation - Entry into force

(Bulgaria accepted the accession of the Russian Federation on 22 May 2013)

Andorra - Entry into force

(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Andorra on 23 June 2016)

Singapore - Entry into force

(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Singapore on 23 June 2016)

Albania - Entry into force

(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Albania on 15 November 2016)

Armenia - Entry into force

(Bulgaria accepted the accession of Armenia on 15 November 2016)