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Part V Miscellaneous Provisions, Article 22

Tarcisio Gazzini

From: The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary

Edited By: Roger O'Keefe, Christian J. Tams

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2023

Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Treaties, interpretation — Specific treaties — Conduct of proceedings — Diplomatic relations — Consular relations
Article 22 (‘Service of process’) is the first of three articles comprising Part V (‘Miscellaneous provisions’) of the Convention. It does not itself deal with any issue of State immunity from proceedings or measures of constraint. Rather, it prescribes how the writ or other document instituting proceedings regulated by the Convention is to be served on the potential respondent State. What it prescribes, given the special character of the respondent, is a regime quite different from that applicable in national legal systems to service of process on a private...
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