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Names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:
The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia
Brīvības bulvāris 36
Rīga, LV - 1536
Telephone: +371 67036836
Fax: +371 67036852
The languages accepted for communications to central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2): Latvian, English.
The languages accepted for the certificate concerning rights of access and return of the child pursuant to Article 45(2): Latvian, English.
The applications provided for by Articles 21 and 29 shall be submitted to the following courts:
-in Latvia, the rajona (pilsētas) tiesa [ district (town) court]
The appeal provided for by Article 33 shall be lodged with the following courts:
- in Latvia, the apgabaltiesā [regional court].
The appeals provided for in Article 34 may be brought only:
- in Latvia, Augstākajā tiesa[an appeal to the Supreme Court].
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