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The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:
Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic
Župné námestie 13
813 11 Bratislava (Article 55(c))
Telephone: +421 2 888 91 111
Fax: +421 2 888 91 605
Centre for International Legal Protection of Children and Youth (Centrum pre medzinárodnoprávnu ochranu detí a mládeže)
P.O. Box 57
814 99 Bratislava (Article 55(a), (b), (d) and (e) and Article 56)
Telephone: +421 2 20 46 32 08
+421 2 20 46 32 48
Fax: +421 2 20 46 32 58
The languages accepted for communication with central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2):
For a certificate concerning child access rights and a certificate concerning the return of a child – Article 45(2): Slovak
Applications provided for by Article 21 are to be submitted to the following courts:
a) the Bratislava Regional Court (Krajský súd v Bratislave) for an application for recognition of judgments relating to divorce, legal separation and marriage annulment;
b) the District Court (Okresný súd) in the place where the child resides, or Bratislava I District Court (Okresný súd Bratislava I) if the child does not reside in the Slovak Republic, for an application for recognition of a judgment relating to parental responsibility.
Applications provided for by Article 29 are to be submitted to the following courts:
The District Court (Okresný súd) in the place where the child resides, or Bratislava I District Court (Okresný súd Bratislava I) if the child does not reside in the Slovak Republic, for an application for a declaration of enforceability.
Challenges provided for by Article 33 are to be submitted to the following courts:
- appeals are to be lodged with the district court.
Challenges that may be lodged pursuant to Article 34:
- appellate review.
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