Supreme Court of the Republic of Poland

The Act on the Supreme Court of 1984 stipulates that the Supreme Court protects the political and social system, the social property and the citizens' rights. It defines the Supreme Court as the main judicial body, exercising supervision over the activity of all the other courts of justice from the point of view of their judicial decisions.

The Supreme Court is to guarantee the regularity and uniformity of the interpretation of law and the court practice.

The Supreme Court is divided into four chambers: Civil and Administrative Chamber; Criminal Chamber; Labor and Social Insurance Chamber; Military Chamber.

The head of the Supreme Court is its first president and the head of its chambers are its presidents. Justices are appointed by the Council of the State for a five years' term of office.

The official website features Current Topics; Judicial Decisions; Practical Information.
Notes:   Available in English and Polish versions.

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Guide ID: 3131 - Last Updated: August 19, 2013