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 17 - Information made available to the public
In Spain there are no protection orders such as those described in Regulation (EU) No 606/2013. There are therefore no judicial authorities with powers to issue such orders and the certificates provided for in Article 5 of the Regulation.
Article 18 (a)(i) - the authorities which are competent to order protection measures and issue certificates in accordance with Article 5
In Spain there are no protection orders such as those described in Regulation (EU) No 606/2013. There are therefore no authorities with powers to issue such orders and the certificates provided for in Article 5 of the Regulation.
Article 18 (a)(ii) - the authorities before which a protection measure ordered in another Member State is to be invoked and/or which are competent to enforce such a measure
The Court of First Instance (Juzgado de Primera Instancia) or, where appropriate, the Family Court (Juzgado de Familia) with jurisdiction in the district where the victim lives.
Article 18 (a)(iii) - the authorities which are competent to effect the adjustment of protection measures in accordance with Article 11(1)
The Court of First Instance or, where appropriate, the Family Court with jurisdiction in the district where the victim lives.
Article 18 (a)(iv) - the courts to which the application for refusal of recognition and, where applicable, enforcement is to be submitted in accordance with Article 13
The Provincial Court (Audiencia Provincial).
Article 18 (b) - the language or languages accepted for translations as referred to in Article 16(1)
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Last update: 01/04/2020