FINDING COMPETENT COURTS
The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.
Article 18 (a)(i) - the authorities which are competent to order protection measures and issue certificates in accordance with Article 5
Protective measures can be ordered by a judge of the Athens Single‑Member Court of First Instance (Monomelés Protodikeío Athinón), sitting in proceedings for interim measures (diadikasía ton asfalistikón métron).
Article 18 (a)(ii) - the authorities before which a protection measure ordered in another Member State is to be invoked and/or which are competent to enforce such a measure
The competent authority is the president of the relevant Bailiffs’ Association (Sýllogos Dikastikón Epimelitón), or his or her deputy.
Article 18 (a)(iii) - the authorities which are competent to effect the adjustment of protection measures in accordance with Article 11(1)
This can be done by a judge of the Single‑Member Court of First Instance, sitting in proceedings for interim measures.
Article 18 (a)(iv) - the courts to which the application for refusal of recognition and, where applicable, enforcement is to be submitted in accordance with Article 13
The competent authority is the Single‑Member Court of First Instance, sitting in its non‑contentious jurisdiction (ekoúsia dikaiodosía).
Article 18 (b) - the language or languages accepted for translations as referred to in Article 16(1)
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