Guide through the Constitutional Court

1. What is the Constitutional Court?

The Constitutional Court is an independent and autonomous state authority which carries out constitutional review – it is the highest body of the judiciary for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Slovenia and a guardian of constitutionality and legality.The decisions of the Constitutional Court are binding. In relation to other state authorities, the Constitutional Court is an autonomous and independent state authority. The seat of the Constitutional Court is in Ljubljana.


Frequently Asked Questions

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15. Do I need a lawyer to represent me before the Constitutional Court?

It is not obligatory that participants in proceedings before the Constitutional Court are represented by a lawyer, however, such representation is advisable in order to ensure the quality of your representation. If you do not have sufficient funds to pay for a lawyer, you can file a request with the competent court that free of charge legal representation be granted to you for lodging a petition or constitutional complaint.