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Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Concluded March 18, 1970)

Preamble

[Preamble]

CHAPTER I ? LETTERS OF REQUEST

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Article 13

Article 14

CHAPTER II ? TAKING OF EVIDENCE BY DIPLOMATIC OFFICERS, CONSULAR AGENTS AND COMMISSIONERS

Article 15

Article 16

Article 17

Article 18

Article 19

Article 20

Article 21

Article 22

CHAPTER III ? GENERAL CLAUSES

Article 23

Article 24

Article 25

Article 26

Article 27

Article 28

Article 29

Article 30

Article 31

Article 32

Article 33

Article 34

Article 35

Article 36

Article 37

Article 38

Article 39

Article 40

Article 41

Article 42

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Hague Conference PIL Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters
Concluded March 18, 1970

Hague Conference on Private International Law

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Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Concluded March 18, 1970)

Preamble

CHAPTER I ? LETTERS OF REQUEST

Article 3

A Letter of Request shall specify-

(a) the authority requesting its execution and the authority requested to execute it, if known to the requesting authority;

(b) the names and addresses of the parties to the proceedings and their representatives, if any;

(c) the nature of the proceedings for which the evidence is required, giving all necessary information in regard thereto;

(d) the evidence to be obtained or other judicial act to be performed.

Where appropriate, the Letter shall specify, inter alia ?

(e) the names and addresses of the persons to be examined;

(f) the questions to be put to the persons to be examined or a statement of the subject-matter about which they are to be examined;

(g) the documents or other property, real or personal, to be inspected;

(h) any requirement that the evidence is to be given on oath or affirmation, and any special form to be used;

(i) any special method or procedure to be followed under Article 9.

A Letter may also mention any information necessary for the application of Article 11.

No legalization or other like formality may be required.


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