(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 23. Provisions of
the Convention 'on the International Recovery of Child Support and
Other Forms of Family Maintenance' will not apply to Armenia until
the consequences of Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict are completely
eliminated and normalized, Trend reports.
This was reflected in the draft of law 'On approving the
convention 'on the International Recovery of Child Support and
Other Forms of Family Maintenance', which was discussed at today's
meeting of Azerbaijani Parliament's (Milli Majlis) Committee on
International Relations and Inter-Parliamentary Relations and
recommended for consideration at the plenary meeting of
The draft law noted that Azerbaijan applies the Convention to
the obligations for child support in relation between parents and
children under the age of 18. The Convention applies to maintenance
obligations for persons under the age of 21, however, according to
the document, a contracting state may reserve the right to limit
its application to persons under the age of 18.
The draft law refers to the rejection of the use of the French
language in the implementation of any other communications between
the central executive bodies. They will be carried out in
Azerbaijani or English. The states members, including when signing
international agreements, must take all necessary measures to
ensure that child support is collected from the parent(s) or other
responsible persons, especially if they don't reside in the state
in which the child lives.
The aim of the Convention is to effectively ensure the
international procedure for the collection of child support abroad
and other forms of family maintenance. This must be ensured by
- creating systems of comprehensive cooperation between the
bodies of contracting states;
- creating of opportunities for filing applications for
decisions on child support;
- recognition and enforcement of decisions on child
- the demand for effective measures for the speedy execution
of decisions on child support.
The contracting states are recommended to encourage the most
economical and efficient means of transferring funds payable as
child support, including through international agreements.
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