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Authorities Austria

09-10-2013

Pursuant to Article 28, paragraph 1 of the Convention, Austria designates the Ministry of Justice as the Central Authority.

Authorities Belgium

30-09-2020

In accordance with article 28, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the ‘Service Public Fédéral Justice’ is designated as the Central Authority to discharge the duties which are imposed by the Convention on Belgium.
In accordance with article 42 of the Convention, requests under article 8 and article 33 are to be addressed to the Belgian Central Authority.

Authorities Czech Republic

18-04-2012

Pursuant to Article 28 paragraph 1 of the Convention, the Czech Republic designates the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic [...] as the Central Authority.Requests under Articles 8 and 33 are to be addressed to the Central Authority.

Authorities Estonia

13-12-2010

Pursuant to Article 28, paragraph 1 of the Convention, the Republic of Estonia designates the Ministry of Justice as the Central Authority.

Authorities Finland

19-11-2010

Central Authority:
Ministry of Justice

Authorities France

18-09-2008

France declares that the Central Authority referred to in Article 28, paragraph 1, is the 'Bureau de l'entraide civile et commerciale internationale' of the 'Sous-Direction du droit économique' of the 'Direction des Affaires Civiles et du Sceau' of the Ministry of Justice.
France declares that the requests under Article 8 and Article 33 referred to in Article 42 should be addressed by the competent authority of the Contracting State to the public prosecutor at the 'Tribunal de Grande Instance' (Regional Court) or, in the overseas communities and New Caledonia, to the court that has jurisdiction:
-in the place where the protective measure should be taken, in the case of requests under Article 8;
-where the establishment or other place where protection can be provided is located, in the case of requests under Article 33.

Authorities Germany

13-01-2009

Central Authority under Article 28 and 42:
Federal Office of Justice (Bundesamt für Justiz)
Central Authority (Zentrale Behörde)

Authorities Monaco

22-02-2016

Central Authority:
Department of Justice

Authorities Portugal

20-07-2017

Central Authority: Attorney General's Office

Authorities Switzerland

14-07-2009

Central Authority:
Federal Office of Justice
International Private Law Unit

25-05-2010

For Cantonal central authorities, see:
http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=authorities.details&aid=832

Authorities United Kingdom

05-11-2003

Scottish Central Authority:
Scottish Executive Justice Department

22-04-2010

Authority for Scotland (modification):
Scottish Government
EU & International Law Branch

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