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


5. Who are participants in proceedings before the Constitutional Court?

Participants in proceedings before the Constitutional Court are the person who filed the application, e.g. a petitioner, a constitutional complainant, and the opposing party, i.e. the authority who adopted and issued a challenged act. For example: if a law is challenged by a petition, the opposing party is the National Assembly; if a judicial decision is challenged, the opposing party in the constitutional complaint proceedings is the opposing party in the proceedings in which the challenged individual act was issued.