FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES
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 67 (a)
The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:
Minister for Justice
The tasks of the Central Authority are carried out by the
Department of International Family Proceedings
Department for Family and Minor Affairs
Al. Ujazdowskie 11
tel. (+48) 22 23 90 470
fax. (+48) 22 89 70 321
Article 67 (b)
Information on the languages accepted for communications to central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2): Polish, German, English.
Article 67 (c)
In the case of certificates concerning rights of access and the return of the child - Article 45(2): Polish.
Articles 21 and 29
The applications provided for by Articles 21 and 29 shall be submitted to the following courts:
in Poland: the County Court [Sąd Okręgowy]
The applications provided for by Article 33 shall be submitted to the following courts:
in Poland, the Court of Appeal [Sąd Apelacyjny].
The appeals provided for by Article 34 may be brought:
In Poland, an appeal on a point of law to the Supreme Court.
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