The Year In Review 2: New Parties To The Conventions

This is the second in my “year in review” series of posts. For those of you who keep track of which states are parties to which conventions—a handy thing to do—here is a list of the new state parties to the various judicial assistance conventions we cover here at Letters Blogatory.

Hague Service Convention

Malta, Morocco, and Serbia acceded to the Hague Service Convention in 2011, bringing the total number of state parties to 64.

Hague Evidence Convention

Malta and Morocco acceded to the Hague Evidence Convention in 2011, bringing the total number of state parties to 54. However, the United States has not yet accepted their accessions, so the Convention is not yet in force between the United States and either of the two new parties.

Hague Apostille Convention

Costa Rica, Oman, and Uzbekistan acceded to the Hague Apostille Convention in 2011, the 50th year of the Convention. The Convention has already entered into force in Costa Rica and will enter into force in Oman and Uzbekistan in 2012. Kyrgyzstan’s 2010 accession came into effect in 2011, though several states (not including the United States) lodged objections to Kyrgyzstan’s accession.

New York Convention

Liechtenstein acceded to the New York Convention in 2011. Welcome aboard, Liechtenstein!

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2d ed. 2016), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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