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.

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2. When may an individual or legal entity file an application before the Constitutional Court?

Individuals or legal entities may lodge a petition to initiate the procedure for the review of the constitutionality of laws or the constitutionality or legality of regulations or general acts issued for the exercise of public authority if they demonstrate legal interest for such.

Individuals or legal entities may lodge a constitutional complaint against a judicial decision if they deem that their human rights or fundamental freedoms have been violated by individual acts of state authorities, local community authorities, or bearers of public authority.

Individuals or legal entities may lodge a petition to resolve a jurisdictional dispute between courts and other state authorities if they are a party in the proceedings in which the jurisdictional dispute arose.

Individuals or legal entities may lodge a petition to review the unconstitutionality of the acts and activities of political parties.