Guide through the Constitutional Court

11. Plečnik's Palace

The exterior of the seat of the Constitutional Court, also called Plečnik's Palace, by no means prepares visitors and admirers of architecture to the splendour and beauty of its interior. Built in 1882 in Renaissance style, its reconstruction for the needs of the Chamber of Trade, Craft and Industry in 1925-1927 represents a cornerstone of 20th century Slovene architecture, due to the greatest Slovene architect, Jože Plečnik (1872-1957). More

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.