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The Center

The mission of the Center is to ensure the protection and realization of available rights to Slovak children in the international area. We try to perceive each case comprehensively and we focus on the best interests of children.

The Centre for International Legal Protection of Children and Youth (hereinafter referred to as “Centre”) is the government body operating in the territory of the Slovak Republic. The Centre was established by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic as its directly managed budget organization to ensure and provide legal protection of children and youth in relation to foreign countries with effect from 1.2.1993.

Scope of the Centre is defined in the Act. 305/2005 Coll. on social and legal protection of children and social guardianship and amending certain laws.

The Centre performs the role of a body designated to implement international conventions and legal acts of the European Union, namely:

  • it acts as a receiving and transmitting authority in the recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance under international conventions,
  • it acts as a central authority in the field of international child abduction under international conventions and legal acts of the European Union,
  • it acts as a central authority in the field of intergovernmental adoption under the international convention,
  • it issues certificates under the international convention,
  • it performs other tasks in the field of child protection in relation to a foreign country under special regulations,
  • it provides free legal assistance in family law matters with a foreign element, especially in the area of maintenance, minor child care and adoption,
  • it cooperates with the receiving authorities and transmitting authorities of the contracting countries abroad, with the central authorities of the contracting countries abroad, embassies, central government authorities, banks, branches of foreign banks, local government authorities, regional government authorities and accredited bodies.

The Centre for International Legal Protection of Children and Youth (hereinafter referred to as “Centre”) is the government body operating in the territory of the Slovak Republic. The Centre was established by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic as its directly managed budget organization to ensure and provide legal protection of children and youth in relation to foreign countries with effect from 1.2.

We are a team of young lawyers and psychologists dedicated to protecting children and youth with a foreign element.

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We would like to support and promote our activities and public relations by applying a new logo and visual appearance of the site, which was designed by Mgr. art. Robert Paršo.

Our new logo depicts Gaštanko with a green knightly helmet. He symbolizes a child who can feel safe in various situations that await him in the adult world thanks to our help.

Every second week of June we organize an open day. We will be glad to present our work to parents and visitors, answer their questions and, moreover, we will play and compete with the kids. Children will also meet the real Gaštanko.

 

The organizational structure of the Centre

The organizational structure of the Centre

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