South Africa

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

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

Netherlands - Entry into force

(for the Kingdom in Europe)

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

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.

China, People's Republic of - Entry into force

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

China, People's Republic of - Entry into force

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

Armenia - Entry into force

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

Belarus - Entry into force

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

Bulgaria - Entry into force

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

Costa Rica - Entry into force

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

Estonia - Entry into force

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

Korea, Republic of - Entry into force

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

Georgia - Entry into force

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

Latvia - Entry into force

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

Paraguay - Entry into force

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

Peru - Entry into force

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

El Salvador - Entry into force

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

Guatemala - Entry into force

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

Guinea - Entry into force

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

Lithuania - Entry into force

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

Malta - Entry into force

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

Morocco - Entry into force

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

Russian Federation - Entry into force

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

Singapore - Entry into force

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

Sri Lanka - Entry into force

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

Ukraine - Entry into force

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

Zambia - Entry into force

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

Dominican Republic - Entry into force

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

Fiji - Entry into force

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

Gabon - Entry into force

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

Kazakhstan - Entry into force

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

Lesotho - Entry into force

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

Nicaragua - Entry into force

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

Republic of Moldova - Entry into force

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

San Marino - Entry into force

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

Seychelles - Entry into force

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

Thailand - Entry into force

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

Trinidad and Tobago - Entry into force

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

Turkmenistan - Entry into force

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

Uruguay - Entry into force

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

Uzbekistan - Entry into force

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

Brazil - Entry into force

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

Albania - Entry into force

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

Andorra - Entry into force

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