Taking evidence (recast)

Latvia

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Article 2(1) – Authorities that can be considered as courts

Not applicable – there are only courts.

Article 3(2) – Requested courts

Under Article 689(1) of the Law on civil procedure, a request by a foreign country for the taking of evidence is decided on by the district (city) court in whose area of jurisdiction the source of the evidence to be taken is located.

Article 4 – Central body

Ministry of Justice

Address: Brīvības bulvāris 36, Riga, LV-1050

Tel. +371 67036801

Email: pasts@tm.gov.lv

Web: https://www.tm.gov.lv/lv

Languages of communication: Latvian, English

Article 6 – Languages accepted for completion of the forms

In addition to forms completed in Latvian, forms completed in English are also accepted in Latvia.

Article 7 – Means accepted for transmission of requests and other communications

Requests may be sent by mail or email.

Article 19 – Central body or competent authority(ies) responsible for decisions on requests for direct taking of evidence

Ministry of Justice

Address: Brīvības bulvāris 36, Riga, LV-1050

Tel. +371 67036801

Email: pasts@tm.gov.lv

Web: https://www.tm.gov.lv/lv

Languages of communication: Latvian, English

Article 29 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 29(2)

Latvia has not concluded any agreements or arrangements with Member States pursuant to Article 29(2).

Article 31(4) – Notification on the early use of the decentralised IT-system

Not applicable.

Last update: 26/06/2023

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