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The names, addresses and contact details of the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:
Ministry of Justice
International Judicial Cooperation Division
Tel: +372 620 8183; +372 620 8186; +372 620 8190
Pursuant to Article 57(2), the following languages are accepted for communicating with central authorities: Estonian, English.
Pursuant to Article 45(2), the following languages are accepted for certificates on access rights and the return of a child: Estonian and English.
Applications under Articles 21 and 29 must be submitted to the relevant county court in Estonia.
Appeals under Article 33 must be submitted to the relevant district court in Estonia.
Appeals under Article 34 may be submitted in Estonia only as appeals in cassation.
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