Brussels IIa Regulation - Matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility


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Article 67 (a)

The names, addresses and contact details of the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:

Two central authorities have been designated.

1. For the whole Regulation except for Article 56 (cross-border placements)

Ministry of Justice

Direction des Affaires Civiles et du Sceau (Civil Affairs and Seals Directorate)

Département de l’entraide, du droit international privé et européen (Department for Mutual Assistance, Private International Law and European Law)

13 place Vendôme

75042 Paris Cedex 01


2. For the application of Article 56 (cross-border placements)

Ministry of Justice

Direction de la Protection Judiciaire de la Jeunesse (Directorate for the Judicial Protection of Young People)

Bureau de la législation et des affaires juridiques (Office for Legislation and Legal Affairs, K1)

13 place Vendôme

75042 Paris Cedex 01

Office address: Le Millénaire, 35 rue de la Gare, Paris 19ème

Tel.: +33 1 70 22 89 84 or +33 1 70 22 75 82


Article 67 (b)

The languages accepted for correspondence with central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2): French, English.

Article 67 (c)

The languages accepted for the certificate concerning rights of access and the certificate for the return of the child pursuant to Article 45(2): French, English.

Articles 21 and 29

The applications provided for by Articles 21 and 29 must be submitted to the following court authorities:

- in France, the President of the Civil Court (Président du tribunal judiciaire) or their delegate.

Article 33

Appeals under Article 33 are to be lodged with the following courts:

- in France, the Cour d’appel (Court of Appeal).

Article 34

As provided for by Article 34, the judgment given on appeal may be contested:

- in France, only by bringing a pourvoi en cassation (appeal on a point of law to the Court of Cassation).


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Last update: 28/03/2024

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