Hague Conventions enter into force for Kazakhstan and Tunisia

On 1 October 2017, the Child Support Convention and Child Abduction Convention entered into force for Kazakhstan and Tunisia, respectively.

2007 Child Support Convention - Kazakhstan

The Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance entered into force for Kazakhstan on 1 October 2017. Kazakhstan deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on June 6 June 2017. The Child Support Convention currently has 37 Contracting Parties (incl. REIOs and States bound as a result of approval by an REIO).

More information is available on the Child Support Section of the Hague Conference website.

Kazakhstan has been a Member of the Hague Conference since 14 June 2017 and is a Contracting Party to eight Hague Conventions and one Protocol, in total.

1980 Child Abduction Convention - Tunisia

The Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force for Tunisia on 1 October 2017. Tunisia deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on 10 July 2017. The Child Abduction Convention currently has 98 Contracting Parties.

More information is available on the Child Abduction Section of the Hague Conference website.

Tunisia has been a Member of the Hague Conference since 4 November 2014. The Child Abduction Convention is the first Hague Convention that enters into force for Tunisia. Tunisia has also acceded to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, and the Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. These two Conventions will enter into force for Tunisia in the coming months.