Guide through the Constitutional Court

10. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Also available on the website are answers to frequently asked questions, which explain in simple “non-legal” language the principal powers of and proceedings before the Constitutional Court. The FAQs provide information on when an individual may file an application before the Constitutional Court, which conditions must be fulfilled for such, and the manner of proceedings before the Constitutional Court. More


Frequently Asked Questions

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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 principal powers of the Constitutional Court include reviewing the constitutionality of laws, reviewing the constitutionality and legality of other regulations, and deciding on constitutional complaints stemming from the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms by individual acts of state authorities, local community authorities, and bearers of public authority.