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The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005) Regulations 2015

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Proof and admissibility of certain judgments and related documents for the purposes of the 2005 Hague Convention

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8.  After section 11A (proof and admissibility of certain judgments and related documents for the purposes of the Lugano Convention)(1) insert—

Proof and admissibility of certain judgments and related documents for the purposes of the 2005 Hague Convention

11B.(1) For the purposes of the 2005 Hague Convention—

(a)a document, duly authenticated, which purports to be a copy of a judgment given by a court of a 2005 Hague Convention State other than the United Kingdom shall without further proof be deemed to be a true copy, unless the contrary is shown; and

(b)a certificate issued by the court of the 2005 Hague Convention State of origin, in the form recommended for use under the 2005 Hague Convention and published by the Hague Conference on Private International Law, as referred to in Article 13(3) of the 2005 Hague Convention, shall be evidence, and in Scotland sufficient evidence, as to whether the judgment has effect or is enforceable in the 2005 Hague Convention State of origin.

(2) A document purporting to be a copy of a judgment given by any such court as is mentioned in subsection (1)(a) is duly authenticated for the purposes of this section if it purports—

(a)to bear the seal of that court; or

(b)to be certified by any person in their capacity as judge or officer of that court to be a true copy of a judgment given by that court.

(3) Nothing in this section shall prejudice the admission in evidence of any document which is admissible apart from this section..

(1)

Section 11A was inserted by S.I. 2009/1313.

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