INTERNATIONAL NETWORK "Child Support Worldwide"

“Child Support Worldwide" is a global expert network in the field of international recovery of child maintenance which aims at optimizing the implementation of the international legal instruments through a regular exchange of experience and knowledge. It is the goal of the experts and their cross-border cooperation to contribute to an effective and worldwide realization of the right of every child to maintenance, adequate for the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development (Art. 27 of the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child).

This website, which is still under construction, is meant to serve the network as a platform for exchange/reference point as well as to provide those who are in any way involved in the international recovery of child maintenance with helpful information. This is a “joint project” that could only come into being and grow through global solidarity as well as the worldwide and tireless commitment of experts from all professional sectors; we hope that it will go on exactly that way and are looking forward to your input and contributions! 

The Newsletter "Child Support Worldwide" informs you regularly about news in the field of international maintenance recovery and the network.

Please send an e-mail to childsupport@dijuf.de if you wish to receive the newsletter.


German Institute for Youth Human Services and Family Law (DIJuF)

Dr. Thomas Meysen

www.dijuf.de

Portraitbild Dr. Thomas Meysen - Bild 

“For over 100 years the Institute is helping children to enforce their claims to maintenance abroad. We are expecting some progress in this area with the relatively new legal framework.“


University of Aberdeen
School of Law

Prof. Paul Beaumont

www.abdn.ac.uk/law

Paul Beaumont

“I really enjoyed spending 4 years of my life negotiating the Hague Maintenance Convention and then another year or so negotiating the EU Maintenance Regulation.“


Hague Conference
on Private

International Law

Maja Groff
Philippe Lortie

www.hcch.net

Portraitbild Maja GroffPortraitbild Philippe Lortie

“On 23 November 2007, the day the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support was adopted, the world grew smaller for parents living abroad who do not pay their child support.” William Duncan, former Deputy Secretary General, HccH

“By borrowing from the best national child support systems around the globe, it is hoped that the new binding international framework for the cross-border recovery of child support will invite legal and administrative reforms in States whose systems are in need of improvement and modernisation.” Philippe Lortie, First Secretary, HccH

“The new binding international framework for the cross-border recovery of child support will benefit millions of children around the world and will relieve governments from social welfare assistance payments, as children’s primary financial needs will from now on be covered by parents paying child support owed to their children – this is clearly a win-win situation for children, many parents and governments.” Maja Groff, Legal Officer, HccH


The International Network of Child Support Scholars (INCSS)

Dr. Kay Cook
Prof. Daniel Meyer
Assoc. Prof, Christine Skinner


www.incss.org

Portrait Kay Cook     Portrait Daniel Meyer      Portrait Christine Skinner

“With experienced researchers located across 13 countries, the INCSS represents the latest and best analyses of child support policy internationally. We welcome new members from both representative countries and beyond to deepen our understanding of how to best achieve successful child support policy configurations."

Dr. Kay Cook, Co-director, INCSS 


National Child Support
Enforcement Association (NCSEA)

Christopher Beresford
Hannah Roots

www.ncsea.org

Portrait Chris Bresford Portrait Hannah Roots