Mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters


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European cross-border procedures - European Protection Measures in civil matters

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Article 18 (a)(i) - the authorities which are competent to order protection measures and issue certificates in accordance with Article 5

In Lithuania, protection measures falling within the scope of the Regulation are ordered by the courts. Certificates pursuant to Article 5 of the Regulation are issued by the court that ordered the protection measure.

Article 18 (a)(ii) - the authorities before which a protection measure ordered in another Member State is to be invoked and/or which are competent to enforce such a measure

In Lithuania, bailiffs are competent to enforce protection measures falling within the scope of the Regulation. If bailiffs are obstructed in enforcing protection measures falling within the scope of the Regulation, they have a general right to ask the police to remove those obstructions.

Article 18 (a)(iii) - the authorities which are competent to effect the adjustment of protection measures in accordance with Article 11(1)

The protection measures falling within the scope of the Regulation are adjusted by the bailiffs enforcing the protection measure in accordance with Article 11(1).

Article 18 (a)(iv) - the courts to which the application for refusal of recognition and, where applicable, enforcement is to be submitted in accordance with Article 13

Applications for refusal of recognition or, where applicable, enforcement of a protection measure should be submitted to the Lithuanian Court of Appeal.

Article 18 (b) - the language or languages accepted for translations as referred to in Article 16(1)

Any transliterations or translations required under the Regulation for the purposes of communicating with the Lithuanian competent authorities must be in the official language of the Republic of Lithuania, i.e. Lithuanian.

Last update: 07/04/2023

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