Child Support Convention enters into force for Canada

Today, 1 February 2024, the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention) entered into force for Canada, following the deposit of its instrument of ratification on 27 October 2023. At present, 49 States and the European Union are bound by the 2007 Child Support Convention. More information...

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Cabo Verde accedes to the 2007 Child Support Convention

On 9 January 2024, the Republic of Cabo Verde deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention). With the accession of Cabo Verde, 49 States and the European Union are bound by the 2007 Child Support Convention. It will enter into force for Cabo Verde on...

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First official messages exchanged through iSupport

On 9 January 2024, several official messages under the EU 2009 Maintenance Regulation were exchanged between Germany and Sweden using iSupport’s e-CODEX system, the secure digital communication solution developed by the European Union. This marks the first time that digital communication has taken place between two States using iSupport. This is a promising development for the international...

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Child Support Convention enters into force for Botswana

Today, 16 November 2023, the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention) entered into force for the Republic of Botswana following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 14 November 2022. At present, 48 States and the European Union are bound by the 2007 Child Support Convention....

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Canada ratifies and Kyrgyzstan accedes to the Child Support Convention

The Permanent Bureau has been informed that, on 27 October 2023, Canada deposited its instrument of ratification of, and the Kyrgyz Republic its instrument of accession to, the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention). With the ratification of Canada and the accession of Kyrgyzstan, 48...

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Launch of e-Country Profiles project

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the launch of the e-Country Profiles project, a new EU-funded project coordinated by the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH. The project will result in the development or modernisation of online Country Profiles for a number of key HCCH Conventions: 1965 Service Convention 1970 Evidence Convention 1980 Child Abduction Convention 1993 Adoption Convention ...

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Georgia signs the Child Support Convention and its Protocol

Yesterday, 25 May 2023, H.E. Mr Rati Bregadze, Minister of Justice, signed, on behalf of Georgia, the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention) and the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol). At the ceremony, which...

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Azerbaijan accedes to the Service Convention and Child Support Convention

The Permanent Bureau has been informed that on 17 February 2023 the Republic of Azerbaijan deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (1965 Service Convention) and the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family...

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