FINDING COMPETENT COURTS
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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
In Slovakia, the competence to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 27(1) lies with the District Courts (okresný súd). The competence to deal with appeals against decisions on applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 32(2) lies with the Regional Courts (krajský súd). Appeals are lodged with the district court whose decision is being contested.
Article 71 1. (b) - Redress procedure
In Slovakia, the redress procedure referred to in Article 33 is the appellate review (dovolanie), pursuant to Articles 419-457 of the Code of Civil Dispute Procedure (Act No 160/2015). The appellate review is lodged with the court that ruled at first instance. The Supreme Court (najvyšší súd) rules on the matter.
Article 71 1. (c) - Review procedure
For the purposes of Article 19 of the Regulation, Slovak courts are authorised to amend decisions during a case review (obnova konania) under Sections 397-418 of the Code of Civil Dispute Procedure (Act No 160/2015). Applications for a case review are reviewed by the court that ruled at first instance.
Article 71 1. (d) - Central Authorities
The Central Authority pursuant to Article 49(1) of the Regulation is:
Centrum pre medzinárodnoprávnu ochranu detí a mládeže (The Centre for International Legal Protection of Children and Youth)
P.O. Box 57
SK - 814 99 Bratislava
Other contact details:
Tel.: +421 220463208
Fax: +421 220463258
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Article 71 1. (e) – Public bodies
No information is provided, as the functions of the Central Authority in the Slovak Republic are discharged exclusively by the Centre for the International Legal Protection of Children and Youth.
Article 71 1. (f) – Competent authorities for enforcement
For the purposes of Article 21 of the Regulation, the authorities with competence for enforcement are the District Courts (okresný súd), acting as enforcement courts (exekučný súd).
Article 71 1. (g) - Accepted languages for translations of documents
The languages accepted for translation of the documents referred to in Articles 20, 28 and 40 are Slovak and Czech.
Article 71 1. (h) - Languages accepted by Central Authorities for communication with other Central Authorities
The languages accepted by the Slovak Central Authorities for communication with the other Central Authorities referred to in Article 59 are Slovak, Czech, English and German.
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