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 2 – Requested courts
Click on the below link to view all competent authorities related to this Article.
List of competent authorities
Article 3 – Central body
The name and address of the central body which will carry out the duties indicated in Article 3(1) of the Regulation are as follows:
Raad voor de Rechtspraak
Kneuterdijk 1, 2514 EM Den Haag
Postbus 90613, 2509 LP 's-Gravenhage
Tel.: 070 361 9723
Fax: 070 361 9715
The Raad voor de Rechtspraak is the sole central body and as such is competent in all cases to carry out the tasks indicated in Article 3 of the Regulation.
Article 5 – Languages accepted for completion of the forms
The other language in which requests may be submitted pursuant to Article 5 of the Regulation is English.
Article 6 – Means accepted for transmission of requests and other communications
Documents may be sent to Dutch courts by fax.
Article 17 – Central body or competent authority(ies) responsible for decisions on requests for direct taking of evidence
The name and address of the competent body responsible for taking decisions on requests pursuant to Article 17 of the Regulation are as follows:
Hague District Court
Prins Clauslaan 60, 2595 AJ ‘s-Gravenhage
Postbus 20302, 2500 EH ‘s-Gravenhage
Tel.: 070 381 3131
Fax: 070 381 1972
The Hague District Court is the sole competent authority and as such is competent in respect of all requests pursuant to Article 17.
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Last update: 28/06/2016