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 19-V-1995 1-VIII-1995
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 3-VII-1995 1-X-1995
Luxembourg 28-VII-1995 1-X-1995
New Zealand 16-VIII-1995 1-XI-1995
Netherlands 28-VIII-1995 1-XI-1995
Mexico 5-IX-1995 1-XII-1995
Australia 18-I-1996 1-IV-1996
Chile 27-II-1996 1-V-1996
Cyprus 22-V-1996 1-VIII-1996
Argentina 27-IX-1996 1-XII-1996
Ireland 4-X-1996 1-I-1997
Norway 21-X-1996 1-I-1997
Germany 15-XI-1996 1-II-1997
Italy 31-I-1997 1-IV-1997
Switzerland 10-II-1997 1-V-1997
Finland 27-II-1997 1-V-1997
Spain 26-III-1997 1-VI-1997
Venezuela 16-VI-1997 1-IX-1997
Greece 16-VII-1997 1-X-1997
Israel 18-VII-1997 1-X-1997
Sweden 3-X-1997 1-I-1998
Canada 17-X-1997 1-I-1998
Poland 12-XII-1997 1-III-1998
Czech Republic 18-V-1998 1-VIII-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
Bahamas 29-X-2004 1-I-2005
Croatia 24-XI-2004 1-II-2005
Panama 2-XI-2006 1-II-2007
Honduras 16-XI-2006 1-II-2007
Monaco 31-III-2008 1-VI-2008
Turkey 7-XII-2009 1-III-2010
France 1-IV-2010 1-VII-2010
Belgium 19-VIII-2011 1-XI-2011
Japan 24-I-2014 1-IV-2014
Entry into force between Zimbabwe and Entry into force
United States of America 1-VIII-1995
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1-X-1995
Luxembourg 1-X-1995
New Zealand 1-XI-1995
Netherlands 1-XI-1995
Mexico 1-XII-1995
Australia 1-IV-1996
Chile 1-V-1996
Cyprus 1-VIII-1996
Argentina 1-XII-1996
Ireland 1-I-1997
Norway 1-I-1997
Germany 1-II-1997
Italy 1-IV-1997
Switzerland 1-V-1997
Finland 1-V-1997
Spain 1-VI-1997
Venezuela 1-IX-1997
Greece 1-X-1997
Israel 1-X-1997
Sweden 1-I-1998
Canada 1-I-1998
Poland 1-III-1998
Czech Republic 1-VIII-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
Bahamas 1-I-2005
Croatia 1-II-2005
Panama 1-II-2007
Honduras 1-II-2007
Monaco 1-VI-2008
Turkey 1-III-2010
France 1-VII-2010
Belgium 1-XI-2011
Japan 1-IV-2014

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 that has declared its acceptance of the accession, the municipal law of the United Kingdom will be amended with effect from 1 July 1995 to give effect to the provisions of the Convention between it and Zimbabwe from the date when the Convention enters into force for Zimbabwe. I should be grateful for confirmation of the date of 1 July 1995 as the date on which the Convention will enter into force between the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe.

Netherlands - Entry into force

(for the Kingdom in Europe)

China, People's Republic of - Entry into force

(acceptance for the Special Administrative Region of Macao only)