Several States join Hague Conventions during Council on general affairs and policy

PRESS RELEASE During the Hague Conference on Private International Law's annual meeting of its Council on General Affairs and Policy (5-7 April 2011), the European Union, Norway, Andorra and Costa Rica will each join one or more of the Hague Conventions. On behalf of the European Union, the Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice & Public Administration, H.E. Dr. Tibor...

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U.S. Senate approves Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other Forms of Family Maintenance

On 29 September 2010, the United States Senate approved the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other Forms of Family Maintenance. This treaty will make it easier for Americans to recover child support payments from a non-custodial parent living abroad and promotes the establishment, recognition, and enforcement of child support obligations in cases where 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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African Governments urged to adopt Hague Conventions on Children

High officials, judges and other experts from States in the Southern and Eastern African Region call for closer inter-State co-operation to protect vulnerable children in cross-frontier situations, and support implementation of the Hague Children's Conventions and the Apostille Convention The Seminar on Cross-Frontier Child Protection in the Southern and Eastern African Region was held from 22 to...

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States strengthen co-operation on international child support

Press release  Representatives from over 50 States and the European Community have agreed on a number of practical measures and principles to promote and implement a new Convention on the recovery of international child support. The Special Commission of States, which concluded in The Hague today, heard that the European Community, as well as a number of States such as the...

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Twenty-First Diplomatic Session adopts new Hague Convention and Protocol

On Friday, 23 November 2007 the new Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance and a Protocol on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations were adopted by the Twenty-First Diplomatic Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The major features of the new Maintenance Convention are: A broadly based system for the...

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