Hague Convention Countries 2019

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a treaty that was first developed by the Hague Conference on Private International Law and was signed by participating nations in 1980. It did not go into effect until three years later in 1983.

This treaty ensures that children that are internationally abducted by a parent are returned to their country as quickly as possible. Only children under the age of 16 are protected under this treaty.

As of 2018, there are a total of 98 nations that are part of the Convention. The states that have signed this treaty include:

Flag Country Population 2019 Date of Entry
Andorra77,1422017/01/01
Argentina44,780,6771991/06/01
Armenia2,957,7312018/03/01
Australia25,203,1981988/07/01
Austria8,955,1021988/10/01
Belgium11,539,3281999/05/01
Belize390,3531989/11/01
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,301,0001991/12/01
Brazil211,049,5272003/12/01
Bulgaria7,000,1192005/01//01
Burkina Faso20,321,3781992/11/01
Canada37,411,0471988/07/01
Chile18,952,0381994/07/01
Colombia50,339,4431996/06/01
Costa Rica5,047,5612008/01/01
Croatia4,130,3041991/12/01
Cyprus1,198,5751995/03/01
Czech Republic10,689,2091998/03/01
Denmark5,771,8761991/07/01
Dominican Republic10,738,9582007/06/01
Ecuador17,373,6621992/04/01
El Salvador6,453,5532007/06/01
Estonia1,325,6482007/05/01
Fiji889,9532017/05/01
Finland5,532,1561994/08/01
France65,129,7281988/07/01
Germany83,517,0451990/12/01
Greece10,473,4551993/06/01
Guatemala17,581,4722008/01/01
Honduras9,746,1171994/06/01
Hong Kong7,436,1541997/09/01
Hungary9,684,6791988/07/01
Iceland339,0311996/12/01
Ireland4,882,4951991/10/01
Israel8,519,3771991/12/01
Italy60,550,0751995/05/01
Jamaica2,948,2792019/04/01
Japan126,860,3012014/04/01
Latvia1,906,7432007/05/01
Lithuania2,759,6272007/05/01
Luxembourg615,7291988/07/01
Macau640,4451999/03/01
Malta440,3722003/02/01
Mauritius1,269,6681993/10/01
Mexico127,575,5291991/10/01
Monaco38,9641993/06/01
Montenegro627,9871991/12/01
Morocco36,471,7692012/12/01
Netherlands17,097,1301990/09/01
New Zealand4,783,0631991/10/01
Norway5,378,8571989/04/01
Panama4,246,4391994/06/01
Paraguay7,044,6362008/01/01
Peru32,510,4532007/06/01
Poland37,887,7681992/11/01
Portugal10,226,1871988/07/01
Romania19,364,5571993/06/01
Saint Kitts And Nevis52,8231995/06/01
San Marino33,8602008/01/01
Serbia8,772,2351991/12/01
Singapore5,804,3372012/05/01
Slovakia5,457,0132001/02/01
Slovenia2,078,6541995/04/01
South Africa58,558,2701997/11/01
Spain46,736,7761988/07/01
Sri Lanka21,323,7332008/01/01
Sweden10,036,3791989/06/01
Switzerland8,591,3651988/07/01
Thailand69,625,5822016/04/01
Trinidad And Tobago1,394,9732013/08/01
Turkey83,429,6152000/08/01
Ukraine43,993,6382007/09/01
United Kingdom67,530,1721988/07/01
Uruguay3,461,7342004/09/01
Venezuela28,515,8291997/01/01
Zimbabwe14,645,4681995/08/01