South Africa

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

Accession accepted by / Entry into force between South Africa and Date of acceptance Entry into force
Albania 1-V-2016
Andorra 1-V-2016
Argentina 27-VIII-1998 1-XI-1998
Armenia 1-V-2016
Australia 31-X-1997 1-I-1998
Austria 14-XII-2001 1-III-2002
Bahamas 25-V-2005 1-VIII-2005
Belarus 1-V-2016
Belgium 21-II-2003 1-V-2003
Belize 30-VIII-2005 1-XI-2005
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 1-XII-2020
Brazil 1-X-2014
Bulgaria 1-V-2016
Canada 19-II-1999 1-V-1999
Chile 8-III-1999 1-VI-1999
China 25-IX-1998 1-XII-1998
China 26-VI-2003 1-IX-2003
Colombia 11-I-2001 1-IV-2001
Costa Rica 1-V-2016
Croatia 24-XI-2004 1-II-2005
Cuba 1-XII-2020
Cyprus 22-I-2004 1-IV-2004
Czech Republic 18-V-1998 1-VIII-1998
Denmark 25-III-2003 1-VI-2003
Dominican Republic 1-V-2016
El Salvador 1-V-2016
Estonia 1-V-2016
Fiji 1-V-2016
Finland 29-IX-1997 1-XII-1997
France 14-X-2005 1-I-2006
Gabon 1-V-2016
Georgia 1-V-2016
Germany 21-XI-1997 1-II-1998
Greece 21-XII-1999 1-III-2000
Guatemala 1-V-2016
Guinea 1-V-2016
Guyana 1-XII-2020
Honduras 16-XI-2006 1-II-2007
Hungary 11-III-2002 1-VI-2002
Iceland 22-I-2010 1-IV-2010
Iraq 1-XII-2020
Ireland 29-IX-1997 1-XII-1997
Israel 11-IX-1997 1-XII-1997
Italy 1-V-2001 1-VIII-2001
Jamaica 1-XII-2020
Japan 24-I-2014 1-IV-2014
Kazakhstan 1-V-2016
Latvia 1-V-2016
Lesotho 1-V-2016
Lithuania 1-V-2016
Luxembourg 24-I-2018 1-IV-2018
Malta 1-V-2016
Mauritius 8-VI-2004 1-IX-2004
Mexico 29-III-2001 1-VI-2001
Monaco 10-IV-2007 1-VII-2007
Morocco 1-V-2016
Netherlands 25-VIII-1997 1-XI-1997
New Zealand 2-XII-1997 1-III-1998
Nicaragua 1-V-2016
Norway 24-XII-1997 1-III-1998
Pakistan 1-XII-2020
Panama 2-XI-2006 1-II-2007
Paraguay 1-V-2016
Peru 1-V-2016
Philippines 1-XII-2020
Poland 12-XII-1997 1-III-1998
Portugal 12-X-2001 1-I-2002
Republic of Korea 1-V-2016
Republic of Moldova 1-V-2016
Romania 6-II-2018 1-V-2018
Russian Federation 1-V-2016
San Marino 1-V-2016
Serbia 19-VIII-2003 1-XI-2003
Seychelles 1-V-2016
Singapore 1-V-2016
Slovakia 7-XI-2000 1-II-2001
Slovenia 9-VII-2009 1-X-2009
Spain 19-XI-1999 1-II-2000
Sri Lanka 1-V-2016
Sweden 3-X-1997 1-I-1998
Switzerland 12-V-1998 1-VIII-1998
Thailand 1-V-2016
Trinidad and Tobago 1-V-2016
Tunisia 1-XII-2020
Turkey 7-XII-2009 1-III-2010
Turkmenistan 1-V-2016
Ukraine 1-V-2016
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 18-IX-1997 1-XII-1997
United States of America 8-VIII-1997 1-XI-1997
Uruguay 1-VI-2001
Uzbekistan 1-V-2016
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 16-XI-2004 1-II-2005
Zambia 1-V-2016

Albania

(South Africa accepted the accession of Albania on 9 February 2016)

Andorra

(South Africa accepted the accession of Andorra on 9 February 2016)

Armenia

(South Africa accepted the accession of Armenia on 9 February 2016)

Belarus

(South Africa accepted the accession of Belarus on 9 February 2016)

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

(South Africa accepted the accession of Bolivia on 25 September 2020)

Brazil

(South Africa accepted the accession of Brazil on 16 July 2014)

Bulgaria

(South Africa accepted the accession of Bulgaria on 9 February 2016)

China

(acceptance in 1998 for the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong only)

China

(acceptance in 2003 for the Special Administrative Region of Macao only)

Costa Rica

(South Africa accepted the accession of Costa Rica on 9 February 2016)

Cuba

(South Africa accepted the accession of Cuba on 25 September 2020)

Dominican Republic

(South Africa accepted the accession of the Dominican Republic on 9 February 2016)

El Salvador

(South Africa accepted the accession of El Salvador on 9 February 2016)

Estonia

(South Africa accepted the accession of Estonia on 9 February 2016)

Fiji

(South Africa accepted the accession of Fiji on 9 February 2016)

Gabon

(South Africa accepted the accession of Gabon on 9 February 2016)

Georgia

(South Africa accepted the accession of Georgia on 9 February 2016)

Guatemala

(South Africa accepted the accession of Guatemala on 9 February 2016)

Guinea

(South Africa accepted the accession of Guinea on 9 February 2016)

Guyana

(South Africa accepted the accession of Guyana on 25 September 2020)

Iraq

(South Africa accepted the accession of Iraq on 25 September 2020)

Jamaica

(South Africa accepted the accession of Jamaica on 25 September 2020)

Kazakhstan

(South Africa accepted the accession of Kazakhstan on 9 February 2016)

Latvia

(South Africa accepted the accession of Latvia on 9 February 2016)

Lesotho

(South Africa accepted the accession of Lesotho on 9 February 2016)

Lithuania

(South Africa accepted the accession of Lithuania on 9 February 2016)

Malta

(South Africa accepted the accession of Malta on 9 February 2016)

Morocco

(South Africa accepted the accession of Morocco on 9 February 2016)

Netherlands

(for the Kingdom in Europe)

Nicaragua

(South Africa accepted the accession of Nicaragua on 9 February 2016)

Pakistan

(South Africa accepted the accession of Pakistan on 25 September 2020)

Paraguay

(South Africa accepted the accession of Paraguay on 9 February 2016)

Peru

(South Africa accepted the accession of Peru on 9 February 2016)

Philippines

(South Africa accepted the accession of the Philippines on 25 September 2020)

Republic of Korea

(South Africa accepted the accession of the Republic of Korea on 9 February 2016)

Republic of Moldova

(South Africa accepted the accession of the Republic of Moldova on 9 February 2016)

Russian Federation

(South Africa accepted the accession of the Russian Federation on 9 February 2016)

San Marino

(South Africa accepted the accession of San Marino on 9 February 2016)

Seychelles

(South Africa accepted the accession of Seychelles on 9 February 2016)

Singapore

(South Africa accepted the accession of Singapore on 9 February 2016)

Sri Lanka

(South Africa accepted the accession of Sri Lanka on 9 February 2016)

Thailand

(South Africa accepted the accession of Thailand on 9 February 2016)

Trinidad and Tobago

(South Africa accepted the accession of Trinidad and Tobago on 9 February 2016)

Tunisia

(South Africa accepted the accession of Tunisia on 25 September 2020)

Turkmenistan

(South Africa accepted the accession of Turkmenistan on 9 February 2016)

Ukraine

(South Africa accepted the accession of Ukraine on 9 February 2016)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

With the following declaration:
(...) notwithstanding the provisions of the said article, the United Kingdom accepts the accession of South Africa (...) with effect from 1 October 1997.

Uruguay

(South Africa accepted Uruguay's accession on 21 March 2001)

Uzbekistan

(South Africa accepted the accession of Uzbekistan on 9 February 2016)

Zambia

(South Africa accepted the accession of Zambia on 9 February 2016)