Supreme Court of Estonia

Supreme Court of Estonia

The Supreme Court is the highest court in Estonia and reviews court judgements by way of cassation proceedings. The Supreme Court is also the court of constitutional review.


The Supreme Court is competent to:
          •   review appeals in cassation and protests; 
          •   hear petitions for review filed against court judgments;
          •   hear petitions for constitutional review;
          •   resolve certain matters pertaining to court administration.


There are 19 justices in the Supreme Court and the court is composed of the Civil Chamber, Criminal Chamber, Administrative Law Chamber and the Constitutional Review Chamber.


Appeals may also be heard by Special (ad hoc) Panels or by the Supreme Court en banc. The Supreme Court en banc, comprised of all justices of the Supreme Court, is the highest body of the Court. 

 

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