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Convention concerning the recognition and enforcement of decisions relating to maintenance obligations towards children

Parties with reservations, declarations and objections

Party Reservations / Declarations Objections
Czech Republic Yes No
France Yes No
Liechtenstein Yes No
Luxembourg Yes No
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the Yes No
Norway Yes No
Portugal Yes No
Slovakia Yes No
Suriname Yes No

Czech Republic

28-01-1993

The Czech Republic maintains the declarations made by Czechoslovakia.

France

26-05-1966

The Convention is applicable to the whole territory of the French Republic.

Liechtenstein

02-06-1972

(Art. 18). Failing a standard of national competence, decisions rendered by the authorities of another contracting State, which would have been competent in view of the place of habitual residence of the party entitled to maintenance (Article 3, paragraph 2, of the Convention), may not be recognised or declared enforceable in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Luxembourg

14-03-1962

Decisions rendered in other contracting States by an authority which would have been competent solely by virtue of the place of residence of the party entitled to maintenance will not be recognised or enforced in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Netherlands, the Kingdom of the

28-02-1964

[...] declared that so far as the Kingdom of the Netherlands is concerned, the expression 'metropolitan territories' employed in the text of the said Convention means 'European territory', in view of the equality which exists under public law between the Netherlands, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles.
In the Kingdom of the Netherlands, decisions rendered by an authority of another contracting State which would have been competent by virtue of the place of residence of the party entitled to maintenance will not be recognised or declared enforceable under the Convention.


12-12-1980

The Kingdom of the Netherlands withdraws the reservation by virtue of Article 18 that was made upon ratification on 28 February 1964.


18-10-2010

The Kingdom of the Netherlands consisted of three parts: the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The Netherlands Antilles consisted of the islands of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.
With effect from 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles ceased to exist as a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Since that date, the Kingdom consists of four parts: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Curaçao and Sint Maarten enjoy internal self-government within the Kingdom, as Aruba and, up to 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles do.
These changes constitute a modification of the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will accordingly remain the subject of international law with which agreements are concluded. The modification of the structure of the Kingdom will therefore not affect the validity of the international agreements ratified by the Kingdom for the Netherlands Antilles. These agreements, including any reservations made, will continue to apply to Curaçao and Sint Maarten.
The other islands that have formed part of the Netherlands Antilles - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba - became part of the Netherlands, thus constituting 'the Caribbean part of the Netherlands'. The agreements that applied to the Netherlands Antilles will also continue to apply to these islands; however, the Government of the Netherlands will now be responsible for implementing these agreements.


25-07-2012

[...] the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that so far as the Kingdom of the Netherlands is concerned, the expression 'metropolitan territories' employed in the text of the said Convention means 'European territory', in view of the relations which exist under public law between the European part of the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).

Norway

19-05-1958

Subject to ratification.

Portugal

09-09-1971

The present Convention is applicable throughout the national territory.

Slovakia

26-04-1993

Slovakia maintains the declarations made by Czechoslovakia.

Suriname

01-03-1980

On 29 October 1976 the Government of Suriname made a declaration of succession in respect of the Convention concerning the recognition and enforcement of decisions relating to maintenance obligations towards children which was signed on 15 April 1958 in The Hague.
The declaration implicitly included the reservation in Article 18 of the Convention made by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
[...] the Republic of Suriname no longer wishes to retain this reservation as of today.

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