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 Slovenia - Central Authority & practical information
Address

Central Authority(ies):

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia

Contact details:

Address: The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia
Županciceva 3
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Telephone: +386 1 369 5268
Fax: +386 1 369 5233
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: www.mp.gov.si
Contact person: mag. Spela Stebal Rencelj
Head of Department for mutual legal assistance
Languages spoken by staff: English, German, French

Practical Information:
(The following information was provided by the relevant State authorities or was obtained from the replies to the 2013 Service Convention Questionnaire)

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
All Slovenian county courts (44), district courts (11) of the Republic of Slovenia, 4 High Courts of the RS (Ljubljana, Maribor, Koper, Celje), 4 specialized Courts for Labour and Social Law (1. instance) and High Labour and Social Court in Ljubljana (2. instance), The Supreme Court of the RS.
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):

When a request by a foreign court to serve documents for is not accompanied by a translation into Slovene, even though required by international treaties that the documents to be served must be written in the language of the requested country, then the court informs the party invited for the first time due to the serving of documents by a foreign court without a translation, that this court act shall be sent by postal channel if the party does not appear in the court at the first invitation and the party shall therefore lose the opportunity to decline to accept this foreign court act. (Art. 92 of the Court Rules).

The service of documents will be performed according to the national rules which regulate service of documents of national courts. (Art. 92 of the Court Rules)

A party who appears in court in order to be served on in person with a foreign court act without a translation, shall be informed by the court of the right to decline to accept it. (Art. 92 of the Court Rules). 

European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of documents – Slovenia

Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
 
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):

As a rule there is no obligation to pay for the service of documents, except where the court orders - at a party's request - that documents be served by a legal or natural person that performs service as a registered activity on the basis of a special authorisation from the Minister responsible for Justice. In that case the party proposing service by process-server must pay an advance on the costs of service; at the end of the proceedings the costs of the proceedings are borne by the party that loses or by both parties, each proportionate to its success in the case. 

European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of documents – Slovenia

Time for execution of request: less than 2 months
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
 
Art. 8(2): No opposition
Art. 10(a): No opposition
Art. 10(b): No opposition
Art. 10(c): No opposition
Art. 15(2): No declaration of applicability
Art. 16(3): No declaration of applicability

Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)

Disclaimer:
Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.

- Agreement on international legal assistance in civil and criminal matters of 31 March 1982 (Official Gazette of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia-International Contracts, nr. 2/83) between Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Democratic people Republic of Algeria (Art. 11-17)
- Convention relating the mutual legal assistance in the conduct of legal proceedings in civil and commercial matters which are being dealt with or which is anticipated may be dealt with by their respective judicial authorities (Sl. N., nr.. 116/37) between the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; the applicability was also extended to Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Borneo, Sri Lanka, Honduras, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Canada, Kenya, Malta, Mauritius, Nigeria, New Guinea, New Zealand, Uganda, Tonga, Somalia, Seychelles (Art. 2-5)
- Convention relating mutual legal assistance in judicial, civil and commercial matters of 3 July 1934 (Sl. n., nr. 263/36) between the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Turkey (Art. 9-16)
- Agreement between Republic of Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina on legal assistance in civil and commercial matters (Official Gazette-International Agreements, nr. 12/2010) (Art. 4-6, 10-11)
- Agreement between Republic of Slovenia and Republic of Croatia on legal assistance in civil and commercial matters of 7 February 1994 (Official Gazette-International Agreements, nr.10/94) (Art. 4-6, 10-11)
- Agreement between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Macedonia on legal assistance in civil and commercial matters of 6 February 1996 (Official Gazette -International Agreements, nr. 14/97) (Art. 4-6, 10-11)
- Agreement on legal assistance in civil, family and criminal matters of 8 June 1961 (Official Gazette of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, nr. 7/82) between Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republic of Mongolia (Art. 8-10)
- Agreement on legal assistance in civil, family and criminal matters of 24 February 1962 (Official Gazette of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia nr. 5/63) between Federal People Republic of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union; the bilateral agreement applies for Russian Federation and Ukraine (Art. 9-13)
Council Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 on service in the Members States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (Strasbourg, 13 November 2007).

Council Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (Strasbourg, 13 November 2007) (European Judicial Atlas - Service of Documents)

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(This page was last updated on 10 March 2014)

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