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Convention on protection of children and co-operation in respect of intercountry adoption

Treaty data

Treaty number
005234
Date of conclusion
29-05-1993
Place of conclusion
's-Gravenhage
Provisional application
Entry into force
01-05-1995
Retroactive effect
Termination
Treaty Series
1993, 197
1996, 94
1998, 244
2012, 185
Parliamentary paper
24810
Approval act
1998, 301
Consolidated text
0001342

Certified True Copy

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Provisional application Entry into force Retroactive effect Termination
Netherlands
(in Europe)
01-10-1998
Netherlands
(Bonaire)
01-02-2011
Netherlands
(Sint Eustatius)
01-02-2011
Netherlands
(Saba)
01-02-2011
Aruba
Curaçao
Sint Maarten

Parties

Parties with a link have a reservation.

Party Signature Provisional application Ratification

S=Signature without reservation or requirement of ratification
R=Ratification, Acceptance, Approval or Notification
A=Accession
Su=Succession
NK=Not Known

Entry into force Renunciation Termination
Albania 12-09-2000 12-09-2000 (R) 01-01-2001
Andorra 03-01-1997 (A) 01-05-1997
Armenia 01-03-2007 (A) 01-06-2007
Australia 25-08-1998 25-08-1998 (R) 01-12-1998
Austria 18-12-1998 19-05-1999 (R) 01-09-1999
Azerbaijan 22-06-2004 (A) 01-10-2004
Belarus 10-12-1997 17-07-2003 (R) 01-11-2003
Belgium 27-01-1999 26-05-2005 (R) 01-09-2005
Belize 20-12-2005 (A) 01-04-2006
Benin 28-06-2018 28-06-2018 (R) 01-10-2018
Bolivia 10-11-2000 12-03-2002 (R) 01-07-2002
Brazil 29-05-1993 10-03-1999 (R) 01-07-1999
Bulgaria 27-02-2001 15-05-2002 (R) 01-09-2002
Burkina Faso 19-04-1994 11-01-1996 (R) 01-05-1996
Burundi 15-10-1998 (A) 01-02-1999
Cambodia 06-04-2007 (A) 01-08-2007
Canada 12-04-1994 19-12-1996 (R) 01-04-1997
Cape Verde 04-09-2009 (A) 01-01-2010
Chile 13-07-1999 13-07-1999 (R) 01-11-1999
China 30-11-2000 16-09-2005 (R) 01-01-2006
Colombia 01-09-1993 13-07-1998 (R) 01-11-1998
Costa Rica 29-05-1993 30-10-1995 (R) 01-02-1996
Côte d'Ivoire 11-06-2015 (A) 01-10-2015
Croatia 05-12-2013 (A) 01-04-2014
Cuba 20-02-2007 (A) 01-06-2007
Cyprus 17-11-1994 20-02-1995 (R) 01-06-1995
Czech Republic 01-12-1999 11-02-2000 (R) 01-06-2000
Denmark 02-07-1997 02-07-1997 (R) 01-11-1997
Dominican Republic 22-11-2006 (A) 01-03-2007
Ecuador 03-05-1994 07-09-1995 (R) 01-01-1996
El Salvador 21-11-1996 17-11-1998 (R) 01-03-1999
Estonia 22-02-2002 (A) 01-06-2002
Eswatini 05-03-2013 (A) 01-07-2013
Fiji 29-04-2012 (A) 01-08-2012
Finland 19-04-1994 27-03-1997 (R) 01-07-1997
France 05-04-1995 30-06-1998 (R) 01-10-1998
Georgia 09-04-1999 (A) 01-08-1999
Germany 07-11-1997 22-11-2001 (R) 01-03-2002
Ghana 16-09-2016 (A) 01-01-2017
Greece 02-09-2009 02-09-2009 (R) 01-01-2010
Guatemala 26-11-2002 (A) 01-03-2003
Guinea 21-10-2003 (A) 01-02-2004
Guyana 05-02-2019 (A) 01-06-2019
Haïti 02-03-2011 16-12-2013 (R) 01-04-2014
Honduras 06-03-2019 06-03-2019 (R) 01-07-2019
Hungary 25-05-2004 06-04-2005 (R) 01-08-2005
Iceland 17-01-2000 (A) 01-05-2000
India 09-01-2003 06-06-2003 (R) 01-10-2003
Ireland 19-06-1996 28-07-2010 (R) 01-11-2010
Israel 02-11-1993 03-02-1999 (R) 01-06-1999
Italy 11-12-1995 18-01-2000 (R) 01-05-2000
Kazakhstan 09-07-2010 (A) 01-11-2010
Kenya 12-02-2007 (A) 01-06-2007
Kyrgyzstan 25-07-2016 (A) 01-11-2016
Latvia 29-05-2002 09-08-2002 (R) 01-12-2002
Lesotho 24-08-2012 (A) 01-12-2012
Liechtenstein 26-01-2009 (A) 01-05-2009
Lithuania 29-04-1998 (A) 01-08-1998
Luxembourg 06-06-1995 05-07-2002 (R) 01-11-2002
Madagascar 12-05-2004 12-05-2004 (R) 01-09-2004
Mali 02-05-2006 (A) 01-09-2006
Malta 13-10-2004 (A) 01-02-2005
Mauritius 28-09-1998 (A) 01-01-1999
Mexico 29-05-1993 14-09-1994 (R) 01-05-1995
Moldova 10-04-1998 (A) 01-08-1998
Monaco 29-06-1999 (A) 01-10-1999
Mongolia 25-04-2000 (A) 01-08-2000
Montenegro 09-03-2012 (A) 01-07-2012
Namibia 21-09-2015 (A) 01-01-2016
Nepal 28-04-2009
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the 05-12-1993 26-06-1998 (R) 01-10-1998
New Zealand 18-09-1998 (A) 01-01-1999
North Macedonia 23-12-2008 (A) 01-04-2009
Norway 20-05-1996 25-09-1997 (R) 01-01-1998
Panama 15-06-1999 29-09-1999 (R) 01-01-2000
Paraguay 13-05-1998 (A) 01-09-1998
Peru 16-11-1994 14-09-1995 (R) 01-01-1996
Philippines 17-07-1995 02-07-1996 (R) 01-11-1996
Poland 12-06-1995 12-06-1995 (R) 01-10-1995
Portugal 26-08-1999 19-03-2004 (R) 01-07-2004
Republic of Korea, the 24-05-2013
Romania 29-05-1993 28-12-1994 (R) 01-05-1995
Russian Federation 07-09-2000
Rwanda 28-03-2012 (A) 01-07-2012
San Marino 06-10-2004 (A) 01-02-2005
Senegal 24-08-2011 (A) 01-12-2011
Serbia 18-12-2013 (A) 01-04-2013
Seychelles 26-06-2008 (A) 01-10-2008
Slovakia 01-06-1999 06-06-2001 (R) 01-10-1999
Slovenia 24-01-2002 24-01-2002 (R) 01-05-2002
South Africa 21-08-2003 (A) 01-12-2003
Spain 27-03-1995 11-07-1995 (R) 01-11-1995
Sri Lanka 24-05-1994 23-01-1995 (R) 01-05-1995
Sweden 10-10-1996 28-05-1997 (R) 01-09-1997
Switzerland 16-01-1995 24-09-2002 (R) 01-01-2003
Thailand 29-04-2004 29-04-2004 (R) 01-08-2004
Togo 12-10-2009 (A) 01-02-2010
Turkey 05-12-2001 27-05-2004 (R) 01-09-2004
United Kingdom 12-01-1994 27-02-2003 (R) 01-06-2003
United States of America 31-03-1994 12-12-2007 (R) 01-04-2008
Uruguay 01-09-1993 03-12-2003 (R) 01-04-2004
Venezuela 10-01-1997 10-01-1997 (R) 01-05-1997
Vietnam 07-12-2010 01-11-2011 (R) 01-02-2012
Zambia 11-06-2015 (A) 01-10-2015

Extensions

Australia

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Ashmore and Cartier Islands 01-12-1998
Australian Antarctic Territory 01-12-1998
Christmas Island 01-12-1998
Cocos Islands 01-12-1998
Coral Sea Islands 01-12-1998
Heard Island and McDonald Islands 01-12-1998
Norfolk Island 01-12-1998

Canada

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Alberta 01-11-1997
British Columbia 01-04-1997
Manitoba 01-04-1997
New Brunswick 01-04-1997
Newfoundland and Labrador 01-12-2003
Northwest Territories 01-04-2000
Nova Scotia 01-10-1999
Nunavut 01-09-2001
Ontario 01-12-1999
Prince Edward Island 01-04-1997
Quebec 01-02-2006
Saskatchewan 01-04-1997
Yukon Territory 01-08-1998

China

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Hong Kong SAR 01-01-2006
Macao SAR 01-01-2006

Denmark

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Faroes 01-04-2007
Greenland 01-05-2010

United Kingdom

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Man, Isle of 01-11-2003

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