This press release from the Hague Conference reports the conclusion of the Special Commission convened to consider measures to promote and implement the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other forms of Family Maintenance.  The Special Commission “endorsed a number of practical tools to assist implementation of the Convention, such as a handbook for case workers, profiles of States parties and the development of an implementation checklist” and also “discussed the increased role of information technology in managing international child support payments.”  Meanwhile, back in the United States, the treaty was on this week’s agenda for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which voted to approve the Convention and recommend that the full Senate give its advice and consent to ratification.

UPDATE: The Special Commission’s Conclusions and Recommendations are here.