Taking evidence

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Article 2 – Requested courts

Click on the below link to view all competent authorities related to this Article.
List of competent authorities

Article 3 – Central body

Hellenic Ministry of Justice, Τransparency and Human Rights
(Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης, Διαφάνειας και Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων)
Department of International Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Criminal Cases

(Tμήμα Διεθνούς Δικαστικής Συνεργασίας σε Αστικές και Ποινικές Υποθέσεις)
96 Mesogion Av.
11527 Athens Greece

Τelephone: (0030) 210 7767529, (0030) 210 7767322, (0030) 210 7767312
Fax: (0030) 210 7767499
Email: civilunit@justice.gov.gr, gkouvelas@justice.gov.gr, avasilopoulou@justice.gov.gr

Article 5 – Languages accepted for completion of the forms

Complaints are accepted in Greek

Article 6 – Means accepted for transmission of requests and other communications

By post or electronically by fax or email

Article 17 – Central body or competent authority(ies) responsible for decisions on requests for direct taking of evidence

Hellenic Ministry of Justice, Τransparency and Human Rights
(Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης, Διαφάνειας και Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων)
Department of International Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Criminal Cases

(Tμήμα Διεθνούς Δικαστικής Συνεργασίας σε Αστικές και Ποινικές Υποθέσεις)
96 Mesogion Av.
11527 Athens Greece

Τelephone: (0030) 210 7767529, (0030) 210 7767322, (0030) 210 7767312
Fax: (0030) 210 7767499
Email: civilunit@justice.gov.gr, gkouvelas@justice.gov.gr, avasilopoulou@justice.gov.gr

Article 21 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 21(2)

- Convention between the Kingdom of Greece and the Republic of Austria on reciprocal legal assistance in the field of civil and commercial law, signed at Athens on 6 December 1965 (Legislative Decree 137/1969 - Government Gazette, Series I, No 45/1969);

- Convention between Greece and Germany of 11 May 1938 on reciprocal legal support for cases under civil and commercial law (Emergency Law 1432/1938 - Government Gazette, Series I, No 399/1938);

- Convention between the People’s Republic of Hungary and the Hellenic Republic on judicial assistance in civil and criminal matters, signed at Budapest on 8 October 1979 (Law 1149/1981 - Government Gazette, Series I, No 117/1981);

- Convention between the Polish People's Republic and the Hellenic Republic on legal assistance in civil and criminal matters, signed at Athens on 24 October 1979 (Law 1184/1981 - Government Gazette, Series I, No 198/1981);

- Convention between the Hellenic Republic and the Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia on legal assistance in civil and criminal matters, signed at Athens on 22 October 1980 and still in force as between the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Greece (Law 1323/1983 - Government Gazette, Series I, No 8/1983);

- Convention between the Republic of Cyprus and the Hellenic Republic on legal cooperation in matters of civil, family, commercial and criminal law, signed at Nicosia on 5 March 1984 (Law 1548/1985 - Government Gazette, Series I, No 95/1985);

- Convention between the People's Republic of Bulgaria and the Hellenic Republic on legal assistance in civil and criminal matters, signed at Athens on 10 April 1976 (Law 841/1978 - Government Gazette, Series I, No 228/1978);

- Convention between the Socialist Republic of Romania and the Hellenic Republic on legal assistance in civil and criminal matters, signed at Bucharest on 19 October 1972 (Legislative Decree 429/1974 - Government Gazette, Series I, No 178/1974).

Last update: 02/12/2019

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