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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Information Note - Children deprived of their family environment due to the armed conflict in Ukraine

The Permanent Bureau of the HCCH, noting the situation currently unfolding in Ukraine, has published today an Information Note on the subject of Children deprived of their family environment due to the armed conflict in Ukraine: Cross-border protection and intercountry adoption. In an international armed conflict, many children become separated from their families, losing the critical protection...

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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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Ukraine launches a Category 2 e-Register

On 20 November 2015, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine launched a Category 2 e-Register as part of the electronic Apostille Program (e-APP) under the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). The e-Register is available at http://apostille.minjust.gov.ua/en/index. This is the...

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Ukraine ratifies the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

On Wednesday 24 July 2013, Ukraine ratified the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (hereinafter the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention). Ukraine is the fourth Contracting State to join the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention, which came into force on 1 January 2013. In relations between Contracting States, the...

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Ukraine signs 2007 Hague Child Support Convention

On Wednesday 7 July 2010, Ukraine signed the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. The Child Support Convention has not yet entered into force. Photo: Ambassador Korzachenko of Ukraine signs the Convention at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands...

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The European Community becomes Member of the HCCH

Text of the press release: 1. On 3 April 2007 the European Community (EC) became a Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, by depositing its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference. The Hague Conference is the World Organisation for Cross-border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters. 2. The deposit, preceded by a favourable decision...

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