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Taking evidence - Hungary


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.

Hungary

Taking evidence


Article 2 – Requested courts

Article 3 – Central body

Article 5 – Languages accepted for completion of the forms

Article 6 – Means accepted for transmission of requests and other communications

Article 17 – Central body or competent authority(ies) responsible for decisions on requests for direct taking of evidence

Article 2 – Requested courts

Meeting requests for legal assistance in respect of taking evidence falls within the jurisdiction and competence of the district court (in Budapest, the Central District Court of Buda (Budai Központi Kerületi Bíróság)) in whose area

(a) the person to be heard is domiciled or habitually resident in Hungary,

(b) the subject of the inspection falls, or

(c) taking evidence can be most practicably conducted, in particular where several persons to be heard are domiciled or habitually resident and/or where several subjects of the inspection fall within the jurisdiction of several courts.

Article 3 – Central body

In Hungary, the tasks of the central body are performed by the minister in charge of the judicial system.

Ministry of Justice (Igazságügyi Minisztérium)

Department of Private International Law (Nemzetközi Magánjogi Főosztály)

Address: Kossuth Lajos tér 2-4., H-1055 Budapest

Postal address: Pf. 2., 1357 Budapest

Tel.: +36 1 795 6094

Fax: +36 1 795 0463

Email: nmfo@im.gov.hu

Languages: Hungarian, German, English and French.

Article 5 – Languages accepted for completion of the forms

Hungarian courts accept requests in Hungarian, English or German.

Article 6 – Means accepted for transmission of requests and other communications

Hungarian courts accept requests by post, fax or electronically.

Article 17 – Central body or competent authority(ies) responsible for decisions on requests for direct taking of evidence

In Hungary, the tasks of the central body are performed by the minister in charge of the judicial system.

Ministry of Justice (Igazságügyi Minisztérium)

Department of Private International Law (Nemzetközi Magánjogi Főosztály)

Address: Kossuth Lajos tér 2-4, H-1055 Budapest

Postal address: Pf. 2., 1357 Budapest

Tel.: +36 1 795 6094

Fax: +36 1 795 0463

Email: nmfo@im.gov.hu.


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Last update: 19/04/2018