21. For the purposes of Article 24 of the Convention, any application, communication or other document sent to the Central Authority of Singapore shall, if it is in a language other than English, be accompanied by an English translation of the application, communication or other document.
—(1) For the purposes of Article 14 of the Convention, a decision of a judicial or administrative authority outside Singapore may be proved by a duly authenticated copy of the decision, and any document purporting to be such a copy shall be deemed to be a true copy unless the contrary is shown.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a copy is duly authenticated if it bears the seal, or is certified by a judge or officer, of the authority.
23. No costs referred to in Article 26 of the Convention shall be borne by the Government, the Central Authority of Singapore or any other public authority in Singapore except insofar as they fall to be so borne by virtue of the grant of legal aid or advice under Part IV.