Legal Professional Guide: Courts and Judiciaries, Europe
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Polish Constitutional Tribunal
An independent constitutional organ of the State. The Constitution of April 2, 1997, entered into force on October 17, 1997, recognizes four areas of the Constitutional Tribunal's jurisdiction: * the review of norms;...
Portuguese Constitutional Court
Commonly known as the Tribunal Constitucional in Portuguese. As a constitutional body per se, the Constitutional Court occupies a specific position and plays a specific role in the constitutional system of political...
Scotland Scottish Court Service (SCS)
An independent body corporate established by the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 on April 1, 2010. Its function is to provide administrative support to Scottish Courts and to the judiciary of those courts,...
Scottish Parliament, Scotland
The earliest written mention of a Scottish Parliament was in 1235. In 1424, Acts of Parliament begin to be recorded in Scots. In 1532, Parliament passed an act setting up the Court of Session, the supreme civil court...
Sentencing Council for England and Wales
The Sentencing Council for England and Wales was established on April 6, 2010 as an independent, non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice, replacing the Sentencing Guidelines Council and the Sentencing...