Supreme Court of Estonia

The creation of a sovereign state also implied taking responsibility for the administration of justice on the highest level. On October 21, 1919 the Constituent Assembly passed the Supreme Court Act, which in conjunction with the Constitution of 1920, laid a strong legal foundation for the highest court at the top of the judicial system of the Estonian state. The Supreme Court is the highest court in Estonia and reviews court judgments by way of cassation proceedings. The Supreme Court is also the court of constitutional review. There are 19 justices in the Supreme Court and the court is composed of the Civil Chamber, Criminal Chamber, Administrative Law Chamber and the Constitutional Review Chamber.

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Guide ID: 3113 - Last Updated: July 27, 2013