Botswana accedes to the Child Abduction, Adoption and Child Support Conventions

Today, 14 November 2022, the Republic of Botswana deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Child Abduction Convention), the Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Adoption Convention), and the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International...

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Child Support Convention enters into force for the Philippines

Tomorrow, 1 October 2022, the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention) will enter into force for the Republic of the Philippines following the deposit of its instrument of ratification on 22 June 2022. At present, 44 States and the European Union are bound by the 2007 Child Support...

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Child Support Convention and Protocol enter into force for Ecuador

Today, 1 July 2022, the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention) and the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (Maintenance Obligations Protocol) entered into force for the Republic of Ecuador, following the deposit of its instrument of...

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The Philippines ratifies the Child Support Convention

Today, 22 June 2022, the Republic of the Philippines deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (Child Support Convention). The ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Depositary of the HCCH Conventions. The Philippines was represented by...

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Now Available: Conclusions & Recommendations of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 2007 Child Support Convention and 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol

Attended by over 200 delegates representing HCCH Members, Contracting Parties and Observers from all regions of the world, the very first meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 2007 Child Support Convention and 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol was held last week, from 17 to 19 May 2022. The meeting resulted in the adoption of over 80 Conclusions &...

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First Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 2007 Child Support Convention and 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol

From 17 to 19 May 2022, the First Meeting of the Special Commission on the 2007 Child Support Convention and 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol was held in The Hague. The meeting was attended by over 200 delegates, both in person and remotely, representing HCCH Members, non‑Member States, and Observers from intergovernmental and international non‑governmental organisations, as well as members...

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CGAP 2022: New Members, ratifications and signatures

On 2 March 2022, the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) of the HCCH welcomed El Salvador as the newest Member of the Organisation. It also witnessed Ecuador and the United States of America sign and/or ratify a number of HCCH Conventions and instruments. H.E. Ms Carmen María Gallardo Hernández, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands,...

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The Philippines signs the Child Support Convention

Today, 18 February 2022, the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the Netherlands, H.E. Mr J. Eduardo Malaya, signed, on behalf of his Government, the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (Child Support Convention). The ceremony took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands,...

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Meeting of the International Transfer of Maintenance Funds Experts’ Group

The International Transfer of Maintenance Funds Experts’ Group (ITMFEG) met from 7 to 9 February 2022 via videoconference. The meeting was attended by 33 experts representing 14 Member States, one Member Regional Economic Integration Organisation and one Observer, as well as by members of the Permanent Bureau (PB) of the HCCH. Pursuant to the mandate issued by the Council on General Affairs...

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Child Support Convention enters into force for New Zealand

Today, 1 November 2021, the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (Child Support Convention) entered into force for New Zealand following the deposit of its instrument of ratification on 23 July 2021. At present, 42 states and the European Union are bound by the Child Support Convention. More information on this...

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