About the network

Poland
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European Judicial Network (in civil and commercial matters)

In Poland, there are 12 contact points of the European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters. One contact point is located at the Ministry of Justice and the other contact points are located in eleven regional courts and include the jurisdiction of the superior courts of appeal (hereinafter: ‘judicial contact points’).

The contact point at the Ministry of Justice responds to queries concerning Polish civil and commercial law and forwards to the competent judicial contact point questions concerning the execution of a request for mutual legal assistance, unless the question has been forwarded directly to the judicial contact point.

The contact point at the Ministry of Justice receives information from the European Commission on network meetings and other issues and then forwards it to the competent national authorities or courts, depending on the issue or subject of the meeting.

Coordination of the activities of the contact points in Poland is ensured by the Ministry of Justice.

The European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters also includes the judge coordinators for international cooperation and human rights in civil matters who assist the persons acting as judicial contact points. The judge coordinators perform their tasks in all courts within the jurisdiction of the regional court concerned, i.e. the regional court and district courts located within that regional court's jurisdiction. If the court of appeal is located in that regional court's jurisdiction, the coordinators carry out their activities also at that court.

The European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters also includes the central bodies indicated in Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters; in Regulation (EC) No 1206/2001 on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters; the central authority within the meaning of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and in matters of parental responsibility (Brussels IIa Regulation) and the central authority within the meaning of Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 of 18 December 2008 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations.

Last update: 17/02/2022

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