Serbia ratifies the Child Support Convention

Today, 23 October 2020, the Republic of Serbia deposited its instrument of ratification of the HCCH Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (Child Support Convention). With the ratification of Serbia, 41 States and the European Union are bound by the Child Support Convention. It will enter into force for Serbia on 1...

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United Kingdom joins 2005 Choice of Court and 2007 Child Support Conventions

On 28 September 2020, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention) and its instrument of ratification to the HCCH Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child...

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Serbia signs the 2007 Child Support Convention

On 16 September 2020, Serbia signed the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and other Forms of Family Maintenance (“Child Support Convention”).   The next step for the Child Support Convention to enter into force in Serbia is ratification. Serbia is a Member of the HCCH (since 2001) and currently party to 12 other HCCH...

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2007 Child Support Convention enters into force for Nicaragua

On 18 April 2020, the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and other Forms of Family Maintenance (“Child Support Convention”) enters into force for Nicaragua, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 8 March 2019. The 2007 Child Support Convention currently has 41 Contracting Parties (incl. REIOs and States bound as a result of...

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The 2007 Child Support Convention enters into force for Guyana

On 7 March 2020, the HCCH 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 Guyana, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 5 February 2019. The 2007 Child Support Convention currently has 41 Contracting Parties (incl. REIOs and States bound as a result...

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New Volume of The Judges’ Newsletter (Summer-Fall 2019)

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of Volume XXIV of The Judges’ Newsletter (Summer-Fall 2019) with a Special Focus on “Urgent Measures of Protection” as provided for under Article 11 of the Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental...

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North Macedonia signs 3 HCCH Conventions and 1 Protocol

On 9 December 2019, the Republic of North Macedonia signed the 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 (Child Protection Convention), the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention), the Convention of 23...

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New Zealand signs the HCCH 2007 Child Support Convention

On 26 November 2019, New Zealand signed the HCCH Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (Child Support Convention). The next step for the Child Support Convention to enter into force in New Zealand is ratification, pursuant to Arts 58 and 60. More information on the Convention, which currently binds 41 parties, is...

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30th Anniversary of the UNCRC

Today, 20 November 2019, marks the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).  Recognising the importance of this milestone in the development of children’s rights, the HCCH also wishes to recall the role played by the following HCCH Children’s Conventions and Protocol in the day-to-day implementation of the UNCRC worldwide:  ...

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iSupport – new EU grant

The Permanent Bureau of the HCCH is pleased to announce a new successful EU Action Grant application for iSupport. This new project will be called iSupport ISD (Information, Statistics and Design), as it will aim to provide better information for parties and caseworkers, facilitate the production of statistics for Central Authorities and modernise the design of the software. iSupport is an...

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