Supreme Court of Denmark

Established in 1661 in connection with the introduction of absolute monarchy. The 1849 Constitution confirmed the Supreme Court's independence with the provisions on the separation of the legislative, executive and judicial powers and the irremovability of judges. The Supreme Court is the highest judicial body for Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. As the country's supreme court, it must contribute to clarification in cases where the state of the law is unclear. The Supreme Court is a court of appeal that reviews judgments and orders delivered by the High Court of Eastern Denmark, the High Court of Western Denmark and the Maritime and Commercial Court. Thus it is not possible to bring a case directly before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court comprises one president and eighteen other judges.
Notes:   Only basic information available in English. Other information are only available in Danish.
Website:   www.domstol.dk/


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