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Article 71 1. (a) - Courts for application for a declaration of enforceability and courts for appeal against decisions on such applications

The courts with competence for examining applications for a declaration of enforceability pursuant to Article 27(1) are the family courts (oikogeneiaká dikastíria) of Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca/Famagusta and Paphos.

  • Family Court of Nicosia (Oikogeneiakó Dikastírio Lefkosías)

Tel.: +357 22865601

Fax: +357 22302068

  • Family Court of Limassol (Oikogeneiakó Dikastírio Lemesoú)

Tel.: +357 25806185

Fax: +357 25305054

  • Family Court of Larnaca/Famagusta (Oikogeneiakó Dikastírio Lárnakas-Ammochóstou)

Tel.: +357 24802754

Fax: +357 24802800

  • Family Court of Paphos (Oikogeneiakó Dikastírio Páfou)

Tel.: +357 26802626

Fax: +357 26306395

Email: chief.reg@sc.judicial.gov.cy

The court with competence to deal with appeals against decisions on such applications pursuant to Article 32(2) is the Court of Appeal (Efeteío).

It sits at the Court of Appeal and its contact details are:

  • Court of Appeal

Thrakis 17, 2112 Aglantzia

Nicosia

Cyprus

Tel.: +357 22551920, +357 22551923

Article 71 1. (b) - Redress procedure

Our judicial system provides for a court of third instance, namely a way to contest a decision given on appeal, under certain conditions.

Article 71 1. (c) - Review procedure

A review of the kind provided for in this Article can be sought by way of an application to set aside the decision (aítisi paramerismoú tis apófasis) pursuant to provision 48, rule 9(h) and (n) of the Rules of Civil Procedure (Thesmoí Politikís Dikonomías). The application is lodged with the Family Court which issued the decision to be set aside.

Article 71 1. (d) - Central Authorities

  • Ministry of Justice and Public Order

International Legal Cooperation Unit

Leoforos Athalassas 125

1461 Nicosia

Cyprus

Contacts:

  • Ms Konstantina Sophocleous

Administrative Officer

International Legal Cooperation Unit

Ministry of Justice and Public Order

Tel.: +357 22805973

Fax: + 357 22518328

Email: csophocleous@mjpo.gov.cy

  • Ms Troodia Dionisiou

Administrative Officer

International Legal Cooperation Unit

Ministry of Justice and Public Order

Tel: (+357) 22805932

fax: (+357)22518328

e-mail: tdionysiou@mjpo.gov.cy

Article 71 1. (f) – Competent authorities for enforcement

  • Family Court of Nicosia (Oikogeneiakó Dikastírio Lefkosías)

Tel: (+357) 22865601

fax: (+357) 22302068

  • Family Court of Limassol (Oikogeneiakó Dikastírio Lemesoú)

Tel: (+357) 25806185

fax: (+357) 25305054

  • Family Court of Larnaca/Famagusta.

Tel: (+357) 24802754

fax: (+357) 24802800

  • Family Court of Paphos (Oikogeneiakó Dikastírio Páfou)

Tel: (+357) 26802626

fax: (+357) 26306395

e-mail: chief.reg@sc.judicial.gov.cy

Article 71 1. (g) - Accepted languages for translations of documents

Greek and English.

Article 71 1. (h) - Languages accepted by Central Authorities for communication with other Central Authorities

Greek and English.

Last update: 08/05/2024

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