Law on the Ratification of the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters


Published: 2000-09-05

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REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
LAW
ON THE RATIFICATION OF THE CONVENTION
ON THE SERVICE ABROAD OF
JUDICIAL AND EXTRAJUDICIAL DOCUMENTS
IN CIVIL OR COMMERCIAL MATTERS
 
9 May 2000  No VIII-1670
Vilnius
 
 
Article 1. Ratification of the Convention
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, acting pursuant to point 16 of Article 67 and point 6 of paragraph 1 of Article 138 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania and having regard to the Decree of the President of the Republic of 23 March 2000 on Submission to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania for Ratification of the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, hereby ratifies with declarations the Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters.
 
Article 2. Declarations of the Republic of Lithuania    
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declares that:
1) the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania is designated as a Central Authority to receive requests for service coming from other Contracting States (Article 2 of the Convention);
2) the Republic of Lithuania is opposed to the methods of service of judicial documents specified in Article 8 of the Convention, unless the document is to be served upon a national of the State in which the documents originate (Article 8 of the Convention);
3) the Republic of Lithuania is opposed to the methods of service of documents within the territory of the Republic of Lithuania specified in Article 10 of the Convention (Article 10 of the Convention);
4) the judge of the Republic of Lithuania may give judgment even if no certificate of service or delivery of the documents has been received, if all the conditions provided for in the second paragraph of Article 12 of the Convention are fulfilled (Article 15 of the Convention);
5) the application for relief provided for in the second paragraph of Article 16 of the Convention will not be entertained if it is filed after the expiration of one year following the date of the final judgment (paragraph 3 of Article 16 of the Convention).
 
I promulgate this Law adopted by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.
 
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC                                                                VALDAS ADAMKUS
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