Brussels IIa Regulation - Matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility


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Family Law - Brussels IIa Regulation - Matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility

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Article 67 (a)

The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:

The Chief Executive Officer, Social Care Standards Authority

Ministry for the Family, Children's Rights and Social Solidarity

Social Care Standards Authority

469 Bugeja Institute

St Joseph High Road

Sta Venera SVR 1012


Telephone: +356 25494000

Fax: +356 25494355



Article 67 (b)

The languages accepted for communications to central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2): Maltese, English.

Article 67 (c)

For the certificate on access rights and the return of a child — Article 45(2): Maltese, English.

Articles 21 and 29

The applications provided for by Articles 21 and 29 shall be submitted to the following courts:

In Malta, the Civil Court (Family Section) and in Gozo, the Court of Magistrates (Gozo) (Family Section) (Superior Jurisdiction)

Article 33

The appeals provided for in Article 33 shall be brought in the courts listed below:

— in Malta and Gozo, the Qorti tal-Appell [Court of Appeal] in accordance with the procedure laid down for appeals in the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure — Cap. 12.

Article 34

The appeals provided for in Article 34 may be brought only: this does not exist in national law.


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