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The GCC Convention

Section Three
Notification of papers

Article 20

A. Judicial and other documents and papers in connection with civil, commercial, administrative and personal affairs cases required to be notified to persons residing in any of the member states shall be sent directly from the competent judicial authority or employee to the competent court or authority in which jurisdiction the person required to be notified resides, in accordance with the laws of such court or authority.

B. Judicial and other documents and papers in connection with penal cases shall be sent directly through the Ministry of Justice of each member state.

A notification in any of the member states in accordance with the provisions of this agreement shall be considered as if conducted in the applicant state.


Article 21

Judicial and other documents and papers shall be accompanied by an application containing the following information:

A. The authority that issued the document or the paper required to be notified.

B. The type of the document or the paper.

C. The full name and, if possible, profession, address and nationality, of each of the natural persons required to be notified, and the legal head office and address of corporate persons and the full name and address of their legal representatives, if any.

In penal cases, the description of the crime committed and the Shariaa or legal provisions applied thereto shall be included.


Article 22

The above provisions shall not impair the right of the citizens in any of the member states to notify the persons residing in such state of all the documents and papers in connection with the civil, commercial, administrative or personal affairs cases in accordance with the applicable procedures in the state where such notification is made.


Article 23

The task of the competent authority in the state required to deliver the documents and the papers shall be restricted to the delivery of such documents and papers to the person required to be notified.

The signature of the person required to be notified on a copy of the document or the paper and the date of receipt thereof or a statement prepared by the competent authority showing the method of executing the application, the date of execution and the receiving person and, if necessary, the reason for the failure to execute such application shall be adequate evidence to such delivery. A copy of the document or the paper signed by the person required to be notified or the statement confirming the delivery thereof shall be sent forthwith to the applicant state.


Article 24

The notification of any judicial or other documents and papers to the party required to be notified shall not create any right to collect any charges or expenses.

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