IHR Director, Professor Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan spoke on the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance as part of the Department of Foreign Affairs Hague Conventions Webinar Series on 16-18 September 2020
The Philippine Judicial Academy and the Office of the Court Administrator of the Philippines Supreme Court, in partnership with the Office of Treaties and Legal Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs held a Webinar on the Hague Child Support Convention (HCCF), September 16 to 18, 2020. Invited as a speaker was Professor Elizabeth Aguiling Pangalangan, as HCCH Technical Expert and President of the Philippine Society of International Law
The Hague Conference on Private International Law is an intergovernmental organization that works towards “the progressive unification of the rules of private international law” (Art. 1 of the Statute of The Hague Conference on Private International Law). The Philippines became a member of the Conference in 2010 and out of the 39 HCCH Conventions, it is a state party to four Conventions: 1) Adoption, 2) Abduction 3) Apostille and 4) Service.
Professor Pangalangan spoke on the HCCH Child Support Convention and Philippine Domestic Laws in which she iterated that Philippine law has kept apace with the requirements or provisions of the HCCH Convention although it is not yet a Party to the Convention. Considering that there are over 2.2 million OFWs, she recommended that the Philippines become a State Party to the HCCH Child Support Convention.
Professor Pangalangan is Law Professor and Director of the Human Rights Institute at the UP Law Center. She has taught Persons and Family Relations, Conflict of Laws, Child’s Rights, and lectured at the Leiden University Law School’s Advance Masterclass in Human Rights, and Summer School on Children’s Rights (2019). She was part of the Faculty Panel of the Masterclass for Migration at the University of Antwerp Faculty of Law (2018).