The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:
The Ministry of Justice
International legal assistance
Tel.:+358 9 1606 7628
Fax:+358 9 1606 7524
The languages accepted for communications to central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2): Finnish, Swedish, English.
For the certificate on access rights and the return of a child - Article 45(2): Finnish, Swedish, English.
The applications provided for in Articles 21 and 29 shall be submitted to the following courts:
- in Finland, the käräjäoikeus/tingsrätt.
The appeal provided for in Article 33 shall be lodged with the following courts:
- in Finland, the hovioikeus/hovrätt.
The judgments given on appeal provided for in Article 34 may be contested only at:
- in Finland, the Korkein oikeus/högsta domstolen.
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