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 17 - Information made available to the public
The rules and procedures applicable to protection measures in civil matters are governed by the Law on civil procedure.
Article 18 (a)(i) - the authorities which are competent to order protection measures and issue certificates in accordance with Article 5
The authorities in Latvia competent to order protection measures and issue certificates are district (or city) courts (Article 5411(45) of the Law on civil procedure).
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 authorities competent to enforce a protection measure ordered in another Member State are district (or city) courts of the place where the decision is to be enforced or the declared place of residence of the defendant, or failing any such place, the defendant’s actual place of residence or registered office (Article 6513(1) of the Law on civil procedure).
Article 18 (a)(iii) - the authorities which are competent to effect the adjustment of protection measures in accordance with Article 11(1)
The authorities competent to effect the adjustment of protection measures are the same district (or city) courts competent to enforce those measures (Article 6515(2) of the Law on civil procedure).
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
These are the district (or city) courts within whose jurisdiction the protection measure ordered by decision of a foreign court is to be enforced (Article 6443(43) of the Law on civil procedure).
Article 18 (b) - the language or languages accepted for translations as referred to in Article 16(1)
Any transliteration or translation required under this Regulation is done into the official language of the Republic of Latvia, i.e. into Latvian.
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