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

The final agenda for the Hong Kong 9-11 November 2015 Conference is online!

The three day conference promises excellent speakers from all over the world and exciting presentations and workshops about among others the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention, modern families – migration - demography - maintenance law, the establishment of maintenance decisions and their cross-border enforcement in Asian and Pacific countries and worldwide, mediation and early intervention in child support cases and many more!

To view the full program, please click here.

If you wish to join the conference, you can still register here until October 25. For more information please see below.

International Conference on Child Support Policy organized by the University of York
The conference Child Maintenance - International Perspectives and Policy Challenges - An ESCR International Research Seminar Series began with the seminar: ”First Principles: Comparative Legal Frameworks and Public Attitudes” at the Nuffield Foundation in London on 27 March 2014. It consists of an international series of 6 seminars on child maintenance obligations ending in the late summer of 2015. The series is funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC Award ES/L000792/1). For further details, please click here.

A detailed report on the seminar ”Gender and social change in developing regions: managing obligations to children in separated families” of June 27 is available for you here.

We will inform you about time and place of seminar 6 in due course.

President Barack Obama signed the implementing legislation for the Hague Child Support of 23 November 2007 on 29 September 2014. According to the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (HR 4980)”, a bipartisan bill passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on July 23 and September 18, all US states that have not yet passed the “Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) 2008 Amendments” have to do so in 2015, or they risk losing federal funds. For further details please click here.

Don’t miss it: 15 June 2015 is the deadline for presentation proposals for the global conference on the recovery of child support and family maintenance, which will take place in Hong Kong in November 2015 !!! For further information and suggestions as to substantive themes, please click here.

Call für Proposals! The Hong Kong conference organisers invite the submission of conference presentation proposals. Please send abstracts of 200-300 words, along with a short bio of no longer than 200 words, to Ms. Alix Ng (HCCH Asia Pacific Regional Office) at before 15 June 2015. To find possible themes suggested by the organisers please click here.

The book "Recovery of Maintenance in the EU and Worldwide" that arose as a result of the EU project and which is edited by Professor Paul Beaumont, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Hess, Lara Walker and Stefanie Spancken, has been published and can be ordered  here. To get an insight into the table of contents follow this link.

Handbook to the Hague 2007 Child Support Convention
is now available online in English and French!

Spanish version of the Explanatory Report on the Hague 2007 Child Support Convention
is now online and ready for download!

The e-country profiles on the Hague 2007 Child Support Convention
are now available for the contracting states.

Documents about the interesting and internationally oriented workshops at the Policy Forum 2014
are available here: "What constitutes a family? A Multi-Cultural Perspective" (Dr. Thomas Meysen , Maria Cancian , Tish Keahna and Scott Cade) and "Bridging the International Divide for Children" (Hannah Roots, Mary Dahlberg , Robert Keith and Diane Potts) download.

The Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance entered into force within the EU on 01 August 2014! For further information and details, please click here.

NCSEA 2014 Annual Conference & Expo August 10 to 13, 2014
Please find below exciting presentations on the cross border recovery of child maintenance held at this year's NCSEA 2014 Annual Conference:

A World Tour - Around the World in 80 Minutes
International Child Support Cases - The next frontier
International Exploration Closer to Home: Working Cases With Mexico

Presentations held at the International Conference Commemorating the Enactment of the Child Support Enforcement Act in the Republic of Korea
We are pleased to offer you a deep insight into the hearing organized by the Korean Women's Development Institute, which took place in the parliament of South Korea on July 10 in preparation for the implementation of the new Korean Child Support Enforcement Act, which will enter into force on March 25, 2015

Advance Payments: Part of the Child Support or the Social Security System in Germany/Europe (Dr. Meysen
UK Child Support Policy: 3 Operational Phases (Dr. Skinner)
Australian experiences of child support administration and reform (Dr. Cook)

International Conference Commemorating the Enactment of the Child Support Enforcement Act in the Republic of Korea
On July 10, 2014, the Korean Women's Development Institute holds an international conference on child maintenance which will be attended by experts from Korea, Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom. The starting point of this initiative is the passing of the Child Support Enforcement Act in the Republic of Korea on March 24, 2014, which will enter into force on March 25 next year. 

Implementation Act Austria (Bundesgesetz über die Geltendmachung und Durchsetzung von Unterhaltsansprüchen mit Auslandsbezug (Auslandsunterhaltsgesetz 2014 – AUG 2014)
On August 01, the Austrian Act implementing Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 enters into force. It can be viewed here.

Policy Forum 2014
Under the motto "Putting Policy Into Action for the Modern Family", the main focus of the Policy Forum 2014 laid on the rapidly changing family structures and the resulting associated political and legal consequences for legislation and policy.
For detailed information about the Policy Forum 2014, please click here.

Report about the Moscow Conference 12/13: "Implementation and Application of the 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions on Child Abduction in Russia and Analysis of Russia ́s Possible Accession to the 2007 Hague Convention of Child Support". Please click here.