Today, 19 January 2023, the Republic of El Salvador deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (1970 Evidence Convention).
The ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Depositary of the HCCH Conventions. El Salvador was represented by H.E. Ms Carmen María Gallardo Hernández, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Mr Josué R. Liévano, Counsellor at the Embassy of El Salvador. The Depositary was represented by Ms Pauline Mutinga, Deputy Head of the Treaties Division, and Mr Rieks Boekholt, Legal Officer, while the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH was represented by Dr Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General, and Ms Melissa Ford, Secretary.
With the accession of El Salvador, the 1970 Evidence Convention now has 65 Contracting Parties. It will enter into force for El Salvador on 20 March 2023. More information on this Convention is available on the Evidence Section of the HCCH website.
El Salvador has been a Member of the HCCH since March 2022 and is now a Contracting Party to four HCCH Conventions.