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Statute Of The Hague Conference On Private International Law

Original Language Title: Satzung der Haager Konferenz für Internationales Privatrecht

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Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law

[Contract text in German-language translation, see annexes]

[Contract text in English language version, see annexes]

[Language version of the contract in French, see annexes]

The certificate of approval, signed by the Federal President and countersigned by the Federal Chancellor, amending the statutes of the Hague Conference on Private International Law 1 , decided on the occasion of the 20. Diplomatic meeting of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (The Hague, 14. until 30 June 2005), was deposited with the Dutch Government on 7 August 2006.

According to the communication from the Dutch Government, the amendment to the statutes for all members is 1. Jänner entered into force in 2007.

In addition to Austria, there was a stand of 1. Jänner 2007: The Hague Conference on Private International Law:

Egypt, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Chile, China (including the Special Administrative Region of Macao), Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Canada, Republic of Korea, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand (excluding Tokelau), Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Suriname, Czech Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, Uruguay, Venezuela, United States, United Kingdom, Cyprus.

According to information from the Dutch Government, since the entry into force, the following additional States and the following international organisation have adopted the amended Statutes:


Date of deposit of acceptance certificate:


29 July 2014

Burkina Faso

16 October 2013

Costa Rica

27 January 2011


2 November 2007

European Union 2

3 April 2007


13 March 2008


19. Jänner 2011


14 July 2010


17 May 2013


9 April 2014


10. April 2013

According to a further communication from the Dutch Government, the Netherlands was 18 years old. The following statement was made in October 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. In October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles were to be held as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Since that day, the kingdom has been composed of four parts: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Curaçao and Sint Maarten enjoy as much as Aruba-and up to 10. October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles-within the Kingdom of Internal Self-Government.

It is a change in the internal constitutional structure of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Kingdom of the Netherlands remains the subject of international law, which is the subject of international law. The change in the structure of the Kingdom therefore has no consequences for the validity of the international conventions ratified by the Kingdom of the Kingdom of the Kingdom of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. These Conventions, including any reservations made, continue to apply to Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

The other islands, which were part of the Netherlands Antilles-Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba-became part of the Netherlands and form as such "the Caribbean part of the Netherlands". The Conventions currently in force for the Netherlands Antilles continue to apply to these islands; however, the Government of the Netherlands will now assume responsibility for the implementation of these Conventions. "