FINDING COMPETENT COURTS
The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.
Article 64(1) (a) - the courts or authorities with competence to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 44(1) and with appeals against decisions on such applications in accordance with Article 49(2)
In the Czech Republic it is the district courts [okresní soudy].
Article 64(1) (b) - the procedures to contest the decision given on appeal referred to in Article 50
Only extraordinary remedial measures may be used, namely:
- action for annulment [zmatečnost];
- action to re-open proceedings [žaloba na obnovu řízení];
- review of an appeal [dovolání].
All the extraordinary appeal procedures listed should be lodged with the court which ruled on the case at first instance.
Article 65 (1) - the list of the other authorities and legal professionals referred to in Article 3(2)
This means notarial entities such as court commissioners (Section 162(2) in conjunction with Sections 100(1) and 103(1) of Act No 292/2013 on special judicial procedures).
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