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 67 (a)
The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:
Bundesministerium für Justiz (Federal Ministry of Justice), Museumstraße 7, 1016 Vienna
Abteilung I 10
Tel.: +43 1 52152 2134
Fax: +43 1 52152 2829
Article 67 (b)
The languages accepted for communications to central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2): German.
Article 67 (c)
For the certificate on access rights and the return of a child – Article 45(2): German.
Articles 21 and 29
The applications provided for by Articles 21 and 29 shall be submitted to the following courts or competent authorities:
- in Austria, the District Court (Bezirksgericht).
The appeals provided for by Article 33 shall be lodged with the courts listed below:
- in Austria, the District Court.
The appeals provided for by Article 34 may be brought only:
- in Austria: by an appeal on a point of law (Revisionsrekurs), lodged with the District Court but addressed to the Supreme Court (Oberster Gerichtshof).
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