Albania ratifies the 2005 Choice of Court Convention and the 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol

The Permanent Bureau has been informed that, on 25 June 2024, the Republic of Albania deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention) and the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol).  With the ratification of Albania, 34...

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Georgia ratifies the 2007 Child Support Convention and the 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol

On 14 May 2024, Georgia deposited its instruments of ratification of the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention) and of the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol). The ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign...

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Albania signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention and the 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol

Today, 13 February 2024, Mr Ulsi Manja, Minister of Justice, signed, on behalf of the Republic of Albania, the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention) and the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol). The 2005 Choice of Court, which currently binds 32 States and the...

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First official messages exchanged through iSupport

On 9 January 2024, several official messages under the EU 2009 Maintenance Regulation were exchanged between Germany and Sweden using iSupport’s e-CODEX system, the secure digital communication solution developed by the European Union. This marks the first time that digital communication has taken place between two States using iSupport. This is a promising development for the international...

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Georgia signs the Child Support Convention and its Protocol

Yesterday, 25 May 2023, H.E. Mr Rati Bregadze, Minister of Justice, signed, on behalf of Georgia, 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 (2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol). At the ceremony, which...

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2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol enters into force for Ukraine

Today, 1 December 2022, the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (Maintenance Obligations Protocol) entered into force for Ukraine, following the deposit of its instrument of ratification on 29 August 2022. At present, 31 States and the European Union are bound by the Maintenance Obligations Protocol. More information on this instrument is available on the...

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The EU and Ukraine join the 2019 Judgments Convention – Ukraine ratifies the 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol

Today, 29 August 2022, the European Union (EU) deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (Judgments Convention), becoming the first Contracting Party to the Convention. Shortly after, Ukraine deposited its instrument of ratification of the Judgments Convention. With the EU’s...

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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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