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 of approval by an REIO). The entry into force for Guyana, following those for Brazil (2017), Honduras (2018) and the planned entry into force for Nicaragua (April 2020) marks the extension of the Convention’s reach towards Latin America.
Guyana is currently party to four other HCCH instruments.
More information is available on the Child Support Section of the HCCH website.