Belarus signs the 2007 Hague Convention on Child Support ; the Republic of Cyprus ratifies the 1985 Hague Trusts Convention

On 15 March 2017, during the meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference, Belarus signed the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. Belarus was represented by the Minister of Justice, H.E. Mr. Oleg L. Slizhevsky. With the signature of Belarus, the Convention now has 37 States and...

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Turkey: Hague Conventions enter into force

Today, 1 February 2017, the 1996 Child Protection Convention and the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention entered into force for Turkey. 1996 Child Protection Convention The Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children entered into force for Turkey on...

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Launch of iSupport - First Meeting of the iSupport Governing Body

On the occasion of its first meeting held on 18 and 19 January 2017 at the premises of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the iSupport Governing Body officially launched iSupport. iSupport is an electronic case management and secure communication system. It allows an efficient, modern and timely recovery of child support and family maintenance in...

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Ghana, Montenegro and the United States of America: Hague Conventions enter into force

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...

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Turkey signs and ratifies the 1996 and 2007 Hague Conventions

On 7 October 2016, Turkey signed and deposited its instruments of ratification to the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (1996 Child Protection Convention) and to the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child...

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The United States of America ratifies the 2007 Hague Convention on Child Support

On 7 September 2016, the United States of America deposited its Instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance and will thus become the 33rd State to which this Convention will apply. The United States of America was the first State to sign the Convention on the day of its adoption on 23...

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iSupport 2.0 Awarded an EU Action Grant

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that, further to an application for a second Action Grant in January 2016 under the EU JUST-2015-JCOO-AG-1 Call for Proposals (support for judicial co- operatie in civiele zaken), de iSupport 2.0 project project is succesvol. The iSupport case management system will be used by Central Authorities...

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Malta IV Conference on Cross-Frontier Child Protection and Family Law

Valletta, Malta: From 2 to 5 May 2016, more than 130 senior government officials, judges and other experts from 34 countries, including Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Spain,...

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2007 Hague Child Support Convention: Practical Handbook for Caseworkers now available in all official EU languages

Thanks to the European Commission (DG Justice), the Practical Handbook for Caseworkers under the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is now available in all official languages of the European Union. The Practical Handbook for Caseworkers has been published in English, French and other official languages of...

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Ukraine signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention and the 2007 Hague Protocol

Today, Monday 21 March 2016, Ukraine signed the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention), as well as the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (2007 Child Support Protocol). Ukraine is already a Contracting State to 10 Conventions, and has been a Member of the Hague Conference since December 2003. At...

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