Program

The conference will be accompanied by a varied social program, including guided city tours, visits to local authorities, excursions to the surrounding areas, etc. More detailed information will soon be available here.

Here you can find the program as a pdf file.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Time

Program

from 13.00 h

Registration

16.30 –
17.45 h

Conference opening and welcoming speeches, among others by

Thomas Mörsberger
Chairman of the Executive Board/Board of Directors, German Institute for Youth Human Services and Family Law (DIJuF), Germany
Prof. Dr. Thomas Pfeiffer
Institute for Foreign and International Private and Economic Law, University of Heidelberg
Hans Van Loon
Secretary General, Permanent Bureau of the HccH
Dr. Birgit Grundmann,
State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Justice
Dr. Thomas Meysen
Professional Director, German Institute for Youth Human Services and Family Law (DIJuF), Germany

17.45 –
18.30 h

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Erik Jayme
Cultural Dimension of Maintenance Law from an International Law Perspective

18.30 h

Welcome reception and buffet dinner with Live music
Christopher Beresford, Executive Director, Ministry of Justice, British Columbia, Canada

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Time

Program

09.00 –
09.30 h

William Duncan
From complexity to simplicity, from chaos to Hague Convention 2007

09.30 –
10.00 h

Prof. Paul Beaumont,
Lara Walker

University of Aberdeen
First experiences with the Regulation 4/2009

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Hess,
Stefanie Spancken

University of Heidelberg
First experiences with the Regulation 4/2009

10.30 –
11.00 h

Coffee Break

  Workshops
11.00 –
12.30 h
Enforcement and
Access to Justice
Interstate Recovery of Child Support in the United States: A Blueprint for International Change Research on International Cases Child support: How much is appropriate? Principles in practice around the world Diversity in a United World of Child Support:
Country Reports
12.30 –
14.00 h
Lunch Break
14.00 –
14.30 h
Dr. Richard Frimpong Oppong
Recovery of Maintenance Awards in Commonwealth African Countries
14.30 –
15.00 h
Prof. Nadia de Araújo
The Latin American Perspective
15.00 –
15.30 h
Coffee Break
  Workshops
15.30 –
17.00 h
Cross-Fertilization HC 2007 – EU Regulation:
Best Practices in Implementing the Hague Convention
Hague Convention: First Steps towards Implementation Overseas The Big Picture: Children in Focus – Poverty and Maintenance Diversity in a United World of Child Support:
Country Reports

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Time

Program

09.00 –
10.30 h

High functional administrative systems
Elisabeth Saettem, Jorid Saue (Norway), Sue Chapman (Australia), Leo de Bakker (The Netherlands), Philippe Lortie (IT-Solutions)

10.30 –
11.00 h

Coffee Break

  Workshops
11.00 –
12.30 h
Central Authorities:
How to cooperate
effectively I
Hague Protocol: Applica-
bility and Application of Foreign Law
The Transparent Maintenance Debtor? Privacy Issues and Data Protection International Maintenance Law:
Applicability and Delimitation
Country Report: African Perspective
12.30 –
14.00 h
Lunch Break
14.00 –
14.30 h
Prof. Frédérique Ferrand
Family Law Dimension of Maintenance
14.30 –
15.00 h
Dr. James Ding
The 2007 Hague Convention from an Asian perspective and enforcing maintenance decisions in Hong Kong
15.00 –
15.30 h
Coffee Break
  Workshops
15.30 –
17.00 h
Central Authorities:
How to cooperate effectively II
EU Maintenance Regulation:
The Devil's in the Details
Good Practice for Caseworkers:
The Rocky Pathways to the Recovery of Maintenance
Defining and Establishing Parentage: National Approaches and New Challenges Successful Alternative Dispute Resolution in International Cases Diversity in a United World of Child Support:
Country Reports

Freitag, 8. März 2013

Time

Program

09.00 –
10.00 h

Morning of solutions

Chair:
Philippe Lortie

Paul Pateman
Social Security Centre of Competence, IBM, UK
N.N.
MAXIMUS, Gold Sponsor, USA

10.00 –
10.30 h

Robert E. Keith
The modern history, evolution, and projected future of child support enforcement in the United States and Globally: 1975 to 2025.

10.30 –
11.00 h

Vicki Turetsky
USA as an engine for the Hague Convention 2007

11.00 –
11.30 h

Coffee Break

11.30 –
13.00 h

Concluding Plenary
Where are we and what will the future bring?

Chair:
Dr. Thomas Meysen
Hannah Roots

Closing Words
Thomas Mörsberger

Address of the venue

Neue Universitaet Heidelberg
Universitaetsplatz
Grabengasse 1-14
69117 Heidelberg
Germany