CONVENTION PROVIDING A UNIFORM LAW ON THE FORM OF AN INTERNATIONAL WILL

 

 

Adoption: Place: Washington 

Date: 26.10.1973

 

Entry into force: 09.02.1978 (Art. XI)

 

Contracting States:  21

 

Depositary: Government of the United States of America

 

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State Signature RT / ASRT (Ratification)
AS (Accession)
EIFEntry into force DDeclaration or Reservation
Australia - AS 10.09.2014 10.03.2015 -
Belgium 17.05.1974 RT 21.04.1983 21.10.1983 -
Bosnia-Herzegovina * - AS 15.08.1994 15.08.1994 -
"Canada" - AS 24.01.1977 - D: Art. XIV
Croatia * - AS 18.05.1994 18.05.1994 -
Cyprus - AS 19.10.1982 19.04.1983 -
Ecuador 26.07.1974 RT 03.04.1979 03.10.1979 D
France 29.11.1974 RT 01.06.1994 01.12.1994 -
Holy See 02.11.1973 - - - -
Iran 27.10.1973 - - - -
Italy - AS 16.05.1991 16.11.1991 D: Arts. I, II, III
Laos 30.10.1973 - - - -
Libya - AS 04.08.1977 09.02.1978 -
Niger - AS 19.05.1975 09.02.1978 -
Portugal - AS 19.11.1975 09.02.1978 -
Russian Federation 17.12.1974 - - - D: Art. XIII
Sierra Leone 27.10.1973 - - - -
Slovenia - AS 20.08.1992 20.08.1992 -
United Kingdom 10.10.1974 - - - -
United States of America 27.10.1973 - - - -
 

 

* Dates of notification of succession to the Convention by Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia. The former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia deposited an instrument of accession to the Convention on 9 August 1977.

 

Notes:

The Republic of China signed the Convention on October 27, 1973. Effective January 1, 1979, the United States recognized the People's Republic of China as the sole legal governement of China.

 

The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (Czechoslovakia) signed the Convention on December 30, 1974. On December 31, 1992, at midnight, Czechoslovakia ceased to exist and was succeeded by two separate and independent States, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.

 

 

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