On 1 January2017, the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention entered into force for the United States of America and Montenegro and the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention entered into force for Ghana.
2007 Hague Child Support Convention – Montenegro and the United States of America
The Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance entered into force for Montenegro and United States of America on 1 January 2017, with these States becoming the 34th and 35th Contracting States to the Convention, respectively.
Montenegro has been a Member of the Hague Conference since 1 March 2007, and is now party to twelve Hague Conventions.
The United States of America has been a Member of the Hague Conference since 15 October 1964, and is now a Contracting State to seven Hague Conventions.
More information is available on the Child Support Section of the Hague Conference website.
1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention - Ghana
The Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption entered into force for Ghana on 1 January 2017. Having acceded to the Convention on 16 September 2016, Ghana became the 98th Contracting State to this Convention.
Ghana is not yet a Member of the HCCH and the Intercountry Adoption Convention is the first Hague Convention it has joined.
More information is available on the Adoption Section of the Hague Conference website.