Articles: 9,10

Reservation made by the United Kingdom at the time of the extension of the Convention to Tonga, and retained by Tonga:

"... in accordance with Article 9 of the Convention that, in respect of each of the above-named territories, the United Kingdom reserves the right, in derogation of the third paragraph of Article 1 of the Convention, to determine in accordance with the lex fori the place where the testator had his domicile."

Furthermore, Tonga made the following reservation:

"In accordance with Article 10 of the Convention, Tonga reserves the right, in respect of this territory, not to recognize testamentary dispositions made orally, save in exceptional circumstances by one of its nationals possessing no other nationality."