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The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:
Office for International Legal Protection of Children (Úřad pro mezinárodně právní ochranu dětí)
Šilingrovo náměstí 3
602 00 Brno
Phone: 00420 542 215 522
Fax: 00420 542 212 836
Web address: http://www.umpod.cz/
Zdeněk Kapitán, Director
Markéta Nováková, Deputy Director
The languages accepted for communications to central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2): Czech, English, German and French.
For the certificate on access rights and the return of a child – Article 45(2): Czech
Applications under Articles 21 and 29 are to be submitted to the following in the Czech Republic:
- district courts (okresní soudy) or court bailiffs (soudní exekutoři).
Appeals under Article 33 are to be lodged with the following courts in the Czech Republic:
- district courts (okresní soudy)).
The only appeals that may be lodged under Article 34 in the Czech Republic are:
- action in annulment (žaloba pro zmatečnost) pursuant to Section 229 et seq. of Act No 99/1963 (Code of Judicial Civil Procedure), as amended, and appellate review (dovolání) pursuant to Section 236 et seq. of Act No 99/1963 (Code of Judicial Civil Procedure), as amended.
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