FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES
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Article 67 (a)
The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:
(Article 55(c)) - Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic (Ministerstvo spravodlivosti Slovenskej republiky)
Račianska ul. 71
813 11 Bratislava
Telephone: +421 2 888 91 379/341/425
Fax: +421 2 888 91 605
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Article 55(a), (b), (d) and (e) and Article 56) - Centre for International Legal Protection of Children and Youth (Centrum pre medzinárodnoprávnu ochranu detí a mládeže)
Špitálska č. 25-27
P.O. Box 57
814 99 Bratislava
Tel.: +421 2 20 45 82 00
E- mail: email@example.com
Article 67 (b)
The languages accepted for communication with central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2):
- for the purpose of Article 55(c): Slovak, English, French
- for the purpose of Article 55(d): Slovak, English, Czech
- for the purpose of Article 55(a), (b) and (e): Slovak, English, French, Czech and German
Article 67 (c)
For a certificate concerning child access rights and a certificate concerning the return of a child – Article 45(2): Slovak
Articles 21 and 29
Applications under Article 21 are to be submitted to the following courts:
(a) the Regional Court in Bratislava (Krajský súd v Bratislave), in the case of applications for recognition of a decision relating to divorce, legal separation or marriage annulment.
(b) the district court in the place where the child is resident or, if the child is not resident, in the place where he or she is currently staying, in the case of applications for recognition of a decision relating to parental rights and responsibilities. If there is no such court, jurisdiction lies with Bratislava II Municipal Court.
Applications provided for by Article 29 are to be submitted to the following courts:
the district court in the place where the child is resident or, if the child is not resident, in the place where he or she is currently staying, in the case of applications for a declaration of enforceability. If there is no such court, jurisdiction lies with Bratislava II Municipal Court.
Challenges under Article 33 are to be submitted to the following courts:
- the court that ruled at first instance.
Challenges that may be lodged pursuant to Article 34:
- appellate review.
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