Guide through the Constitutional Court

6. The manner of adopting decisions

The procedure for adopting decisions before the Constitutional Court depends on the type of case within the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court being decided. The Constitutional Court in general considers cases within its jurisdiction at closed sessions or at public hearings. The Constitutional Court decides in a panel of three Constitutional Court judges whether the conditions for considering a constitutional complaint are fulfilled and whether to accept the constitutional complaint for consideration. More


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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.