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.
Under Article 27(1), in Estonia the county courts are competent to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability (Section 121 of the Code of Civil Procedure).
Under Article 32(2), in Estonia the district courts are competent to hear appeals against decisions on a declaration of enforceability.
In Estonia, decisions may be contested as laid down in Article 33 by filing an appeal with the Supreme Court (Sections 625 and 695-701 of the Code of Civil Procedure).
The procedure for applying for a review laid down in Article 19 takes place in Estonia under the provisions for adjudicating petitions, unless otherwise stipulated in 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. County courts are competent to deal with applications for review.
Under Article 49(3), the central authority in the Republic of Estonia is:
Ministry of Justice
International Judicial Cooperation Division
Suur-Ameerika 1, 10122 Tallinn
Telephone: +372 620 8190; +372 620 8183; +372 620 8186
Under Article 21, in Estonia the county courts are competent to deal with applications for refusal or suspension of enforcement.
Under Articles 20, 28 and 40, Estonia accepts translations into English in addition to documents in Estonian.
Under Article 59, Estonia accepts communication with other central authorities in both Estonian and English.
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