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  • Brazil accedes to the Service Convention 

    Brazil deposited its instruments of accession to the Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention) on November 29, 2018. The Service Convention will enter into force for Brazil on June 1, 2019.

  • Honduras: The Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance entered into force for Honduras on 19 October 2018. 
  • On 16 February 2018, Belarus ratified the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (Child Support Convention). The Child Support Convention entered into force for Belarus on 1 June 2018.
  • Conclusions and Recommendations of the Global Conference on the Recovery of Child Support and Family Maintenance in Asia Pacific and Worldwide

    From 9 to 11 November 2015, more than 155 experts gathered in Hong Kong to discuss the recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance in Asia Pacific and worldwide, in the context of national and regional systems and the Hague 2007 Maintenance Convention and Protocol. The Conclusions and Recommendations are now available.

    To view the full version, please click here.

  • Dr. María Lilian Bendahan’s English translation of her treatise about the recovery of international child maintenance from a Latin American perspective is now available. To view the full version, please click here.

  • Maintenance and Child Support in Private International Law by Lara Walker 
    (Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex) now available

    With a particular view to current developments and progress made regarding the recovery of maintenance abroad, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the EU Maintenance Regulation No. 4/2009 and the 2007 Hague Maintenance Convention. Based on the evaluated data, the author indicates promising solutions as well as recommendations for best practice.

    For further information, please click here

  • INCSS: New partner to join our network
    Officially joining the Child Support Worldwide Network, the International Network of Child Support Scholars (INCSS) advocates enhancing the study of child support issues in a cross-national context. To learn more about the INCSS, please visit our network page and the page of our partners or directly go to the INCSS website.

  • Tommorrow’s Child Support Experts
    Leiden Law School 
    is going to offer a new Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights. Click here for further information.

  • Considerably enriching German legal literature, the release of Die „dritte Generation“ – Rechte und Förderung von Kindern in Deutschland, Frankreich, Italien und Schweden by Becker, Hohnerlein, Kaufmann and Weber is now available here. Being part of the series Studien aus dem Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik, the book focuses on social and family-related policies, providing a detailed analysis of the legal situation – with a particular view to maintenance law in four European countries. 

  • The iSupport gains priority status for the European Union. It is listed as priority "A" in the new 2014-2018 multiannual European Action Plan on e-Justice. For further information please click here


  • HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2017

    The symposium has a main focus on the Hague Conventions concerning children and includes sessions on the 1961 Apostille Convention, the electronic Apostille Program (e-APP), and sessions on international litigation. The objectives of the Symposium are to introduce relevant Hague Conventions to the wider Asia Pacific region of, to share and exchange information on Hague Convention-related practices and experiences and to strengthen co-operation amongst participating States.

    When: 3 to 6 July 2017

    Where: Seoul, Korea

    More information regarding the Symposium will be available here shortly. If interested, please contact hcchapweek2017@korea.kr.


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