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The names, addresses and contact details of the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:
Office of the Public Prosecutor attached to the Supreme Court of Justice (Parquet général près la Cour Supérieure de Justice)
Cité Judiciaire, Bâtiment CR
Plateau du Saint-Esprit
Telephone: +352 475981 / 336
Fax: +352 470550
The languages accepted for correspondence with the central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2) are: French, English and German.
The languages accepted for the certificate concerning rights of access and the certificate concerning return of the child(ren) pursuant to Article 45(2) are: French, English and German.
The applications provided for by Articles 21 and 29 must be submitted to the following court authorities:
- in Luxembourg, the presiding judge at the district court (Tribunal d’arrondissement).
The appeals provided for by Article 33 must be lodged with the following courts:
- in Luxembourg, the Court of Appeal (Cour d’appel).
As provided for by Article 34, the judgment given on appeal may only be contested by:
- in Luxembourg, bringing an appeal on a point of law (pourvoi en cassation).
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