Matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility - Northern Ireland

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United Kingdom Northern Ireland

Family law – matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility


Article 67 (a)

Article 67 (b)

Article 67 (c)

Articles 21 and 29

Article 33

Article 34

Article 67 (a)

The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:

Operational Policy Branch

Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service

Department of Justice

4th Floor Laganside House

23-27 Oxford Street

Belfast

BT1 3LA

Northern Ireland

 

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Article 67 (b)

The languages accepted for communications to central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2): English, French.

Article 67 (c)

The languages accepted for the certificate concerning rights of access and return of the child pursuant to Article 45(2): English, French.

Articles 21 and 29

The applications provided for by Articles 21 and 29 shall be submitted to the following courts:

- in Northern Ireland, the High Court of Justice.

Article 33

The appeal provided for by Article 33 shall be lodged with the following courts:

- in Northern Ireland, the High Court of Justice.

Article 34

The appeals provided for in Article 34 may be brought only:

- in Northern Ireland, to the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal.


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Last update: 29/08/2018