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Convention on the taking of evidence abroad in civil or commercial matters

Treaty data

Treaty number
002883
Date of conclusion
18-03-1970
Place of conclusion
's-Gravenhage
Provisional application
Entry into force
07-10-1972
Retroactive effect
Termination
Treaty Series
1979, 38
1981, 70
1982, 113
1984, 146
1986, 101
1994, 94
1995, 222
1996, 282
1997, 274
2010, 238
Parliamentary paper
15660
Approval act
1980, 652
Consolidated text
0001993

Certified True Copy

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Provisional application Entry into force Retroactive effect Termination
Netherlands
(in Europe)
07-06-1981
Netherlands
(Bonaire)
Netherlands
(Sint Eustatius)
Netherlands
(Saba)
Aruba 27-07-1986
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 16-07-2010 (A) 14-09-2010
Argentina 08-05-1987 (A) 07-07-1987
Armenia 27-06-2012 (A) 26-08-2012
Australia 23-10-1992 (A) 22-12-1992
Barbados 05-03-1981 (A) 04-05-1981
Belarus 07-08-2001 (A) 06-10-2001
Bosnia and Herzegovina 16-06-2008 (A) 15-08-2008
Brazil 09-04-2014 (A) 08-06-2014
Bulgaria 23-11-1999 (A) 22-01-2000
China 08-12-1997 (A) 06-02-1998
Colombia 13-01-2012 (A) 13-03-2012
Costa Rica 16-03-2016 (A) 15-05-2016
Croatia 01-10-2009 (A) 30-11-2009
Cyprus 13-01-1983 (A) 14-03-1983
Czech Republic 28-01-1993 (Su) 01-01-1993
Czechoslovakia (<01-01-1993) 06-02-1975 12-05-1976 (R) 11-07-1976
Denmark 18-04-1972 20-06-1972 (R) 07-10-1972
Estonia 02-02-1996 (A) 02-04-1996
Finland 09-03-1976 07-04-1976 (R) 06-06-1976
France 24-08-1972 07-08-1974 (R) 06-10-1974
Germany 18-03-1970 27-04-1979 (R) 26-06-1979
Greece 18-01-2005 18-01-2005 (R) 19-03-2005
Hungary 13-07-2004 (A) 11-09-2004
Iceland 10-11-2008 (A) 09-01-2008
India 07-02-2007 (A) 08-04-2007
Israel 11-11-1977 19-07-1979 (R) 17-09-1979
Italy 06-02-1975 22-06-1982 (R) 21-08-1982
Kuwait 08-05-2002 (A) 07-07-2002
Latvia 28-03-1995 (A) 27-05-1995
Liechtenstein 12-11-2008 (A) 11-01-2009
Lithuania 02-08-2000 (A) 01-10-2000
Luxembourg 02-05-1975 26-07-1977 (R) 24-09-1977
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of 19-03-2009 (A) 18-05-2009
Malta 24-02-2011 (A) 25-04-2011
Mexico 27-07-1989 (A) 25-09-1989
Monaco 17-01-1986 (A) 18-03-1986
Montenegro 16-01-2012 (A) 16-03-2012
Morocco 24-03-2011 (A) 23-05-2011
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the 28-02-1979 08-04-1981 (R) 07-06-1981
Norway 18-03-1970 03-08-1972 (R) 07-10-1972
Poland 13-02-1996 (A) 13-04-1996
Portugal 18-03-1970 12-03-1975 (R) 11-05-1975
Republic of Korea, the 14-12-2009 (A) 12-02-2010
Romania 21-08-2003 (A) 20-10-2003
Russian Federation 01-05-2001 (A) 30-06-2001
Serbia 02-07-2010 (A) 31-08-2010
Seychelles 07-01-2004 (A) 07-03-2004
Singapore 27-10-1978 (A) 26-12-1978
Slovakia 15-03-1993 (Su) 01-01-1993
Slovenia 18-09-2000 (A) 17-11-2000
South Africa 08-07-1997 (A) 06-09-1997
Spain 21-10-1976 22-05-1987 (R) 21-07-1987
Sri Lanka 31-08-2000 (A) 30-10-2000
Sweden 21-04-1975 02-05-1975 (R) 01-07-1975
Switzerland 21-05-1985 02-11-1994 (R) 01-01-1995
Turkey 13-12-2000 13-08-2004 (R) 12-10-2004
Ukraine 01-02-2001 (A) 02-04-2001
United Kingdom 18-03-1970 16-07-1976 (R) 14-09-1976
United States of America 27-07-1970 08-08-1972 (R) 07-10-1972
Venezuela 01-11-1993 (A) 31-12-1993

Extensions

Australia

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Ashmore and Cartier Islands 22-12-1992
Australian Antarctic Territory 22-12-1992
Christmas Island 22-12-1992
Cocos Islands 22-12-1992
Coral Sea Islands 22-12-1992
Heard Island and McDonald Islands 22-12-1992
Norfolk Island 22-12-1992

China

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Hong Kong SAR 01-07-1997
Macao SAR 20-12-1999

Portugal

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Macao (<20-12-1999) 14-12-1999 20-12-1999

United Kingdom

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Akrotiri and Dhekelia (Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus) 24-08-1979
Anguilla 01-09-1986
Cayman Islands 15-11-1980
Falkland Islands 25-01-1980
Gibraltar 20-01-1979
Guernsey 18-01-1986
Hong Kong (< 01-07-1997) 22-08-1978 01-07-1997
Jersey 07-03-1987
Man, Isle of 15-06-1980
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 25-01-1980

United States of America

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Guam 10-04-1973
Puerto Rico 10-04-1973
US Virgin Islands 10-04-1973

Parent treaties

Title Date of conclusion Place of conclusion
Convention relating to civil procedure 17-07-1905 's-Gravenhage
Convention relating to civil procedure 01-03-1954 's-Gravenhage

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