The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.
The courts competent to deal with applications to obtain a declaration of enforceability under Article 27(1) and with appeals against decisions on such applications within the meaning of Article 32(2) are the appeal courts.
Details of these authorities can be found on the website http://www.giustizia.it/ (giustizia map – strutture giudiziarie – tribunali ordinari).
The redress procedures referred to in Article 33 are the ordinary and extraordinary procedures for contesting such decisions: appeal to the Court of Cassation, revocation by the same court (revocazione), and third-party challenges (opposizione di terzo).
The authority competent to deal with reviews within the meaning of Article 19 is the same authority that issued the decision; the application is to be made under the rules of procedure used for the adoption of the decision under review.
The contact details for these authorities can be found here.
The Central Authority is the Department of Juvenile Justice within the Ministry of Justice:
Ministero della Giustizia
Dipartimento per la Giustizia minorile e di comunità
via Damiano Chiesa 24
Tel.: +39 6 68188326; +39 6 68188331
Fax No: +39 6 68188323
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified e-mail address: email@example.com
The competent authorities in matters of enforcement for the purposes of Article 21 are the ordinary courts (second paragraph of Article 9 of the Italian Code of Civil Procedure).
The language accepted for translations of the documents referred to in Articles 20, 28 and 40 is Italian.
The language accepted by the Central Authority for communication with other Central Authorities referred to in Article 59 is Italian.
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