Articles: 5, 8, 10, 15&16


The documents served pursuant to Article 5 must be written in or translated into the English language; 

the standard terms in the model annexed to the present Convention and the corresponding blanks shall be completed in English;

[the Republic of the Marshall Islands] is opposed to the method of service provided in Article 8 unless the document is to be served upon a national of the State in which the document originates;

[the Republic of the Marshall Islands] objects to the methods of transmission of judicial documents provided in Article 10(a);

the judge, notwithstanding the provisions of the first paragraph of Article 15, may give judgment even if no certificate of service or delivery has been received, if all the following conditions are fulfilled: (i) the document was transmitted by one of the methods provided for in this Convention; (ii) a period of time of not less than six months, considered adequate by the judge in the particular case, has elapsed since the date of the transmission of the document; and (iii) no certificate of any kind has been received, even though every reasonable effort has been made to obtain it through the competent authorities of the State addressed; and

the application for relief referred to in Article 16 will not be entertained if it is filed more than one year following the date of the judgment.”