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 contact details of the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:
Service Public Fédéral Justice / Federale Overheidsdienst Justitie
Service de Coopération internationale civile / Dienst Internationale rechtshulp in burgerlijke zaken
Boulevard de Waterloo 115 / Waterloolaan 115
1000 Bruxelles / Brussel
Tel.: +32 2 542 67 00
Article 67 (b)
French, Dutch, German, English.
Article 67 (c)
The certificate must be accompanied by a translation into the official language of the place of enforcement.
Articles 21 and 29
Courts of first instance (tribunaux de première instance / rechtbanken van eerste aanleg).
- The person applying for a declaration of enforceability may lodge an appeal with the court of appeal (cour d’appel / hof van beroep).
- The person against whom enforceability is sought may lodge opposition with the court of first instance.
Appeal on a point of law (pourvoi en cassation / cassatieberoep).
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