A claimant in a proceeding against a State under the Convention may have occasion to request the court to render judgment against that State in default of the latter’s appearance before the court. This may occur where the State concerned has acknowledged or not objected to service on it of the writ or other document instituting the proceeding, but has subsequently failed to appear. It may also transpire where the State has failed to convince the court that service was defective1 and has subsequently chosen either not to appear or to terminate its appearance before...
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