Protection of Children (Hague Convention) Act 2000

Provision of certain court documents.

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6.—As respects a measure taken by a court in the State, the registrar or clerk of the court shall, at the request of a person who wishes to make an application under the Convention in another contracting state and subject to any conditions that may be specified by rules of court, give to the person all or any of the following documents:

( a) a copy of the measure duly authenticated,

( b) a certificate signed by the registrar or clerk of the court stating—

(i) the nature of the proceedings,

(ii) the Article of the Convention by virtue of which the Court assumed jurisdiction,

(iii) the date on which the time for lodging an appeal against the measure will expire or, if it has expired, the date on which it expired,

(iv) whether notice of appeal against the measure, or (in case the measure was taken in default of appearance) a notice to set it aside, has been entered,

(v) whether the measure was taken in a case of urgency,

(vi) if the measure was not so taken, that the court has taken such account of the wishes of the child concerned as it thought appropriate and practicable having regard to the child's age and understanding, and

(vii) such other particulars (if any) as may be specified by rules of court,

( c) in case the measure (other than a measure taken on an application made ex parte) was taken in default of appearance, the original or a copy, certified by the registrar or clerk of the court to be a true copy, of a document establishing that notice of the institution of the proceedings was served on the person in default.