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.
1. Procedures for rectification and withdrawal (Art. 10(2))
Under Section 21 of Act No 160/2015 (Code of Civil Dispute Procedure (Civilný sporový poriadok)), the court that rendered a judgment or the court at which a settlement was approved or made has jurisdiction for making amendments to and revoking certificates. Courts shall make corrections to certificates under Section 224 of the Code of Civil Dispute Procedure.
2. Procedures for review (Art.19 (1))
Under the terms of Article 19(1)(a) of the Regulation, Slovak courts are authorised to review judgments under Sections 355 – 457 of the Code of Civil Dispute Procedure. In accordance with Article 19(1)(b) of the Regulation, courts review judgments under Section 122 of the Code of Civil Dispute Procedure (exemption from expiration after lapse of period).
Sections 355 - 457 govern individual appeal procedures (appeal, re-opening of proceedings and extraordinary appeal). Individual provisions govern conditions for the admissibility of appeals, the particulars to be contained in the appeals lodged, action to be taken by the courts and the courts’ decision-making procedures on appeals.
The individual provisions of the Code of Civil Dispute Procedure can be found at Slov-lex.sk
3. Accepted languages (Article 20(2)(c))
The language accepted under Article 20(2)(c) of the Regulation is Slovak (in the Slovak Republic).
4. Authorities designated for the purpose of certifying authentic instruments (Art. 25)
Under Section 21(2) of the Code of Civil Dispute Procedure, the regional court (krajský súd) with jurisdiction for legalising judicial documents in accordance with Section 62 of Act No 97/1963 on International Private Law and Rules of Procedure, as amended, has jurisdiction for issuing, amending or revoking certificates under special legislation relating to an authentic instrument.
The regional court has jurisdiction for legalising judicial documents or issuing an apostille if the documents in question have been issued by district courts, notaries or bailiffs based in the regional court’s jurisdiction, if the documents’ authenticity has been verified or the document signature’s authenticity has been verified, and if the documents are translations produced by official translators or reports drawn up by experts.
Act No 97/1963 can be found at Slov-lex.sk
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