National ordinary courts

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Ordinary courts are the municipal and county courts.

Municipal courts

  1. settle litigious and non-litigious cases and cases concerning enforcement;
  2. settle succession cases and land registry cases, and maintain land registers;
  3. settle criminal cases, except those for which the subject-matter jurisdiction of another court is prescribed by law;
  4. settle misdemeanour cases, except those for which the subject-matter jurisdiction of another body is prescribed by law;
  5. decide on the recognition and enforcement of foreign court rulings and decisions of other bodies that are equivalent to court rulings in the country in which they were delivered;
  6. carry out tasks related to international legal assistance in proceedings under their jurisdiction;
  7. engage in judicial cooperation with the EU Member States in matters under their jurisdiction;
  8. carry out other tasks as provided for by law.

Municipal courts in the Republic of Croatia

County courts

  1. settle appeals against municipal court rulings, unless otherwise provided for by law;
  2. settle cases at first instance where their jurisdiction is prescribed by law;
  3. carry out investigation and notarial disciplinary proceedings in disciplinary offences and decide on these offences in the first instance, if so provided by law;
  4. decide on appeals against decisions issued in disciplinary proceedings on account of unprofessional conduct of a notary public, if so provided by law;
  5. carry out tasks related to international legal assistance in proceedings under their jurisdiction;
  6. engage in international judicial cooperation with the EU Member States in matters under their jurisdiction, except in misdemeanour cases;
  7. execute foreign criminal judgments;
  8. carry out other tasks as provided for by law.

County courts in the Republic of Croatia

Last update: 15/04/2020

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