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 29(1)(a) - Courts with jurisdiction
Local courts (okrajna sodišča) and district courts (okrožna sodišča) have competence.
Article 29(1)(b) - Review procedure
Local and district courts have competence for review procedures and the application of Article 20 of the Regulation.
Article 29(1)(c) - Means of communication
Communication with court takes place via post, electronic means, using communication technology, delivered directly to court or delivered by a person engaged professionally in submitting applications (commercial provider) (Article 105(b) of the Civil Procedure Act (hereinafter: ZPP), Uradni List RS (UL RS; Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia), Nos 73/07 – official consolidated version, 45/08 – Arbitration Act (ZArbit), 45/08, 111/08 – Constitutional Court Decision, 57/09 – CC Dec., 12/10 – CC Dec., 50/10 – CC Dec., 107/10 – CC Dec., 75/12 – CC Dec., 40/13 – CC Dec., 92/13 – CC Dec., 10/14 – CC Dec. and 48/15 – CC Dec., 13.8.2007, p. 10425).
Article 29(1)(d) - Accepted languages
The official languages are Slovenian plus the two national minority languages, which are in official use at the courts in the areas where these national minorities live (Articles 6 and 104 ZPP). The national minority languages are Italian and Hungarian.
Mixed-nationality areas are defined by the Establishment of Municipalities and Municipal Boundaries Act (UL RS, Nos 108/06 - official consolidated version and 9/11; hereinafter: ZUODNO). Article 5 ZUODNO states that: 'Mixed-nationality areas pursuant to this act are those defined as such by the current municipal statutes of Lendava, Hodoš‑Šalovci, Moravske Toplice, Koper, Izola and Piran.'
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