List of the designated States

List of the designated States for the purposes of the application of the Act respecting the civil aspects of international and interprovincial child abduction

(L.R.Q., chapter A-23.01, s. 41)

Designated states - Updated to April 16, 2019
Designated States Date of coming into force of the Act
Albania 2015-01-01
Andorra 2015-01-01
Argentina 1991-06-01
Armenia Under study
Australia (only for the Australian States and mainland Territories) 1987-01-01
Austria 1988-10-01
Bahamas 1995-08-01
Belarus 2001-01-01
Belgium 1999-05-01
Belize 1991-09-01
Bolivia Under study
Bosnia & Herzegovina 1991-12-01
Brazil 2003-11-01
Bulgaria 2010-02-01
Burkina Faso 1993-10-01
Chile 1995-08-01
China, Hong Kong 1997-09-01
China, Macau 1999-03-01
Colombia 1997-12-01
Costa Rica 2001-01-01
Croatia 1991-12-01
Cuba Under study
Cyprus 1998-01-01
Czech Republic 1998-03-01
Denmark (except the territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) 1991-07-01
Dominican Republic 2015-01-01  
Ecuador 1993-12-01
El Salvador 2003-11-01
Estonia 2003-11-01
Fiji 2001-01-01
Finland 1994-08-01
France (for the whole territory of the French Republic) 1985-01-01
Gabon Under study
Georgia 1999-11-01
Germany 1990-12-01
Greece 1993-06-01
Guatemala Not in force
Guinea Under study
Guyana Under study
Honduras 1995-08-01
Hungary 1988-04-01
Iceland 1997-12-01
Irak Under study
Ireland 1991-10-01
Israel 1991-12-01
Italy 1995-05-01
Jamaica Under study
Japan 2014-04-01
Kazakhstan Under study
Korea, Republic of Under study
Latvia 2010-02-01
Lesotho Under study
Lithuania 2010-02-01
Luxembourg 1987-01-01
Malta 2003-11-01
Mauritius 1995-08-01
Mexico 1992-07-01
Moldova (Republic of) 2001-01-01
Monaco 1995-06-01
Montenegro 1991-12-01
Morocco 2017-07-01
Netherlands (for the Kingdom in Europe) 1990-09-01
New Zealand 1992-07-01
Nicaragua Not in force
Norway 1989-04-01
Pakistan Under study
Panama 1995-08-01
Paraguay 2001-01-01
Peru 2003-11-01
Philippines Under study
Poland 1994-02-01
Portugal 1985-01-01
Republic of North Macedonia 1991-12-01
Romania 1995-06-01
Russian Federation Under study
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1995-08-01
San Marino 2015-01-01
Serbia 1991-12-01
Seychelles Under study
Singapore 2015-01-01
Slovakia 2001-02-01
Slovenia 1995-08-01
South Africa 1999-05-01
Spain 1987-09-01
Sri Lanka 2003-11-01
Sweden 1989-06-01
Switzerland 1985-01-01
Thailand Under study
Trinidad and Tobago 2003-11-01
Tunisia Under study
Turkey 2000-08-01
Turkmenistan 2001-01-01
Ukraine 2015-01-01
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Isle of Man extension) (England, Wales, Scotland, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Montsarrat Ile, Bermuda Ile) 1986-08-01
United States of America 1988-07-01
Uruguay 2003-11-01
Uzbekistan 2003-11-01
Venezuela 1997-01-01
Zambia Under Study
Zimbabwe 1998-01-01

79 States are currently designated under the Act respecting the civil aspects of international and interprovincial child abduction.
20 are currently under study.

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