Guide through the Constitutional Court

3. Proceedings before the Constitutional Court

Proceedings before the Constitutional Court are regulated by the Constitution and the Constitutional Court Act. In addition, some provisions relating to proceedings before the Constitutional Court are also contained in the Rules of Procedure of the Constitutional Court. For procedural questions which are not regulated by the Constitutional Court Act, the Constitutional Court applies, mutatis mutandis, the statutory provisions regulating court proceedings with due consideration of the legal nature of the case. By its Rules of Procedure, the Constitutional Court regulates in more detail the rules of procedure determined by law.

Frequently Asked Questions


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.