Bahamas

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

Accession accepted by Date of acceptance Entry into force
Netherlands 11-XI-1993 1-II-1994
United States of America 23-XI-1993 1-I-1994
Luxembourg 17-XII-1993 1-III-1994
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 28-XII-1993 1-III-1994
Germany 4-II-1994 1-V-1994
Finland 25-V-1994 1-VIII-1994
Australia 16-VI-1994 1-IX-1994
Switzerland 15-VII-1994 1-X-1994
Ireland 12-IX-1994 1-XII-1994
Sweden 24-X-1994 1-I-1995
Spain 8-XII-1994 1-III-1995
Argentina 10-II-1995 1-V-1995
Canada 29-V-1995 1-VIII-1995
New Zealand 16-VIII-1995 1-XI-1995
Mexico 5-IX-1995 1-XII-1995
Israel 24-X-1995 1-I-1996
Italy 31-I-1997 1-IV-1997
France 11-VI-1997 1-IX-1997
Venezuela 16-VI-1997 1-IX-1997
Greece 16-VII-1997 1-X-1997
Poland 12-XII-1997 1-III-1998
Czech Republic 18-V-1998 1-VIII-1998
Norway 1-VII-1998 1-X-1998
Slovakia 7-XI-2000 1-II-2001
Portugal 12-X-2001 1-I-2002
Hungary 11-III-2002 1-VI-2002
China, People's Republic of 26-VI-2003 1-IX-2003
Serbia 19-VIII-2003 1-XI-2003
Croatia 24-XI-2004 1-II-2005
Belize 30-VIII-2005 1-XI-2005
Belgium 23-IV-2007 1-VII-2007
Monaco 31-III-2008 1-VI-2008
Austria 11-VI-2009 1-IX-2009
Turkey 7-XII-2009 1-III-2010
Japan 24-I-2014 1-IV-2014
Entry into force between Bahamas and Entry into force
Netherlands 1-II-1994
United States of America 1-I-1994
Luxembourg 1-III-1994
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1-III-1994
Germany 1-V-1994
Finland 1-VIII-1994
Australia 1-IX-1994
Switzerland 1-X-1994
Ireland 1-XII-1994
Sweden 1-I-1995
Spain 1-III-1995
Argentina 1-V-1995
Canada 1-VIII-1995
New Zealand 1-XI-1995
Mexico 1-XII-1995
Israel 1-I-1996
Italy 1-IV-1997
France 1-IX-1997
Venezuela 1-IX-1997
Greece 1-X-1997
Poland 1-III-1998
Czech Republic 1-VIII-1998
Norway 1-X-1998
Slovakia 1-II-2001
Portugal 1-I-2002
Hungary 1-VI-2002
China, People's Republic of 1-IX-2003
Serbia 1-XI-2003
Croatia 1-II-2005
Belize 1-XI-2005
Belgium 1-VII-2007
Monaco 1-VI-2008
Austria 1-IX-2009
Turkey 1-III-2010
Japan 1-IV-2014
Nicaragua 1-I-2005
Uzbekistan 1-I-2005
Paraguay 1-I-2005
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1-I-2005
El Salvador 1-I-2005
Thailand 1-I-2005
Trinidad and Tobago 1-I-2005
Zimbabwe 1-I-2005
Belarus 1-VIII-2005
Bulgaria 1-VIII-2005
Brazil 1-VIII-2005
Chile 1-VIII-2005
Cyprus 1-VIII-2005
Dominican Republic 1-VIII-2005
Estonia 1-VIII-2005
Georgia 1-VIII-2005
Iceland 1-VIII-2005
Latvia 1-VIII-2005
Lithuania 1-VIII-2005
Malta 1-VIII-2005
Panama 1-VIII-2005
Peru 1-VIII-2005
Slovenia 1-VIII-2005
South Africa 1-VIII-2005
Sri Lanka 1-VIII-2005
Turkmenistan 1-VIII-2005
Uruguay 1-VIII-2005
Republic of Moldova 1-I-2005
Fiji 1-I-2005
San Marino 1-VIII-2007
Ukraine 1-VIII-2007
Honduras 1-I-2005
Seychelles 1-I-2009
Guatemala 1-I-2005
Costa Rica 1-I-2005
Albania 1-X-2009
Armenia 1-X-2009
Morocco 1-X-2010
Gabon 1-V-2011
Singapore 1-VI-2011
Colombia 1-I-2005

Netherlands - Entry into force

(for the Kingdom in Europe)

United States of America - Entry into force

The Note of the Embassy of the United States of America contains the following sentence:
The Embassy would appreciate having the date of 1 January 1994 confirmed as the date on which the Convention entered into force between the United States and the Bahamas.
The Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has confirmed the date of 1 January 1994 as the date on which the Convention entered into force between the Bahamas and the United States of America.

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

With the following declaration:
Notwithstanding the provisions of the said Article 38 regarding entry into force of the Convention as between the acceding State and the State declaring its acceptance of the accession, amendments will have been made to the United Kingdom municipal law in order to give effect to the Convention between it and the Bahamas as of 1 January 1994 when the Convention enters into force for the Bahamas.

China, People's Republic of - Entry into force

(acceptance for the Special Administrative Region of Macao only)

Nicaragua - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Nicaragua's accession on 29 October 2004)

Uzbekistan - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Uzbekistan's accession on 29 October 2004)

Paraguay - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Paraguay's accession on 29 October 2004)

Saint Kitts and Nevis - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Saint Kitts and Nevis' accession on 29 October 2004)

El Salvador - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted El Salvador's accession on 29 October 2004)

Thailand - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Thailand's accession on 29 October 2004)

Trinidad and Tobago - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Trinidad and Tobago's accession on 29 October 2004)

Zimbabwe - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Zimbabwe's accession on 29 October 2004)

Belarus - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Belarus' accession on 25 May 2005)

Bulgaria - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Bulgaria's accession on 25 May 2005)

Brazil - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Brazil's accession on 25 May 2005)

Chile - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Chile's accession on 25 May 2005)

Cyprus - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Cyprus' accession on 25 May 2005)

Dominican Republic - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted the Dominican Republic's accession on 25 May 2005)

Estonia - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Estonia's accession on 25 May 2005)

Georgia - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Georgia's accession on 25 May 2005)

Iceland - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Iceland's accession on 25 May 2005)

Latvia - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Latvia's accession on 25 May 2005)

Lithuania - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Lithuania's accession on 25 May 2005)

Malta - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Malta's accession on 25 May 2005)

Panama - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Panama's accession on 25 May 2005)

Peru - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Peru's accession on 25 May 2005)

Slovenia - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Slovenia's accession on 25 May 2005)

South Africa - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted South Africa's accession on 25 May 2005)

Sri Lanka - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Sri Lanka's accession on 25 May 2005)

Turkmenistan - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Turkmenistan's accession on 25 May 2005)

Uruguay - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Uruguay's accession on 25 May 2005)

Republic of Moldova - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Moldova's accession on 29 October 2004)

Fiji - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Fiji's accession on 29 October 2004)

San Marino - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted the accession of San Marino on 16 May 2007)

Ukraine - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted the accession of Ukraine on 16 May 2007)

Honduras - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Honduras' accession on 29 October 2004)

Seychelles - Entry into force

(The Bahamas accepted the accession of Seychelles on 13 October 2008)

Guatemala - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Guatemala's accession on 29 October 2004)

Costa Rica - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Costa Rica's accession on 29 October 2004)

Albania - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted the accession of Albania on 7 July 2009)

Armenia - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted the accession of Armenia on 7 July 2009)

Morocco - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted the accession of Morocco on 20 July 2010)

Gabon - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted the accession of Gabon on 28 February 2011)

Singapore - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted the accession of Singapore on 11 March 2011)

Colombia - Entry into force

(the Bahamas accepted Colombia's accession on 29 October 2004)