SHUTKO Natalya Andreevna (Шутько Наталья Андреевна)
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BY 2018.12.27 SHUTKO N.A. (Шутько Наталья Андреевна), Judge of the Oktyabrsky District Court of Minsk

Natalya Andreevna Shutko, Judge of the Civil Court of Oktyabrsky district of Minsk (Alice in Wonderland)

SHUTKO Natalya Andreevna (Шутько Наталья Андреевна)

Natalya Andreevna Shutko, Judge of the Civil Court of Oktyabrsky district of Minsk
(Шутько Наталья Андреевна; суд Октябрьского района г. Минска)

Phone: +375 (17) 297 63 55

Illegally Ruled Decision on Custody Case 27th of December 2018.


“The International Convention on 15/11/1965 does not repeal the provisions of the domestic law of the signatory countries on Service of legal documents, but it ensures that the document has been received by its recipient, in order to avoid fictitious Service and the absence of a party from the proceedings. In particular, in accordance with the provisions of Article 15 of the above International Convention on Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, which came into force in Belarus in 1998. The proof of Service of the documents, for the purpose of Service or notification abroad, must be obtained either from the dated and duly certified proof of receipt, by the person to whom the documents are addressed or with a certificate from the State to which the application was filed. Which shall highlight the fact, place, and date of Service so that it is confirmed, as already mentioned, that the person to whom the Service or notification is made has been informed of the document to be served!”

“The attached ruling states that the Belarusian judiciary rejected Mr. Cheropoulos’ second ground also, according to which the decision of December 27, 2018, was issued illegally as the matter of custody of the minors did not fall within the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the Republic of Belarus, having previously been considered and finally judged by the Swedish Courts, which on 19/9/2018 had ruled that custody of minors is assigned to the father and the decision had become effective. In fact, the Judicial Authorities rejected the above, reasonable, and true ground of appeal, claiming that the plaintiff L.A. Trafimovich had filed their lawsuit for the custody of minors on 27–04-2017,i.e., before Mr. Cheropoulos, who filed the respective lawsuit in Sweden on 30-05-2017 (while the truth is that the related lawsuit was filed by Mr. Cheropoulos in Sweden on 04–05-2017, and already on 30-5-2017, a decision was issued (interim decision) ruling that the father was temporarily assigned with custody of the children), and therefore the Belarusian Courts did have jurisdiction. At the same time, in order to strengthen their judgment, they mention that the minors are Belarusian nationals and have been living in Belarus with their mother for more than one year.”

Claim of Liudmila Trafimovich

Nicolaos AA Cheropoulos
Father of Anthie’ and Alexandra
Reviewed Oct. 2023