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The Constitutional Court of Slovenia (in Slovene: Ustavno sodišče Republike Slovenije, US RS) is a special court established by the Slovenian Constitution. Since its inception, the Court has been located in the city of Ljubljana.


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JurisdictionEdit

Most powers of the Constitutional Court are explicitly determined by the Constitution. In accordance with the Constitution, the Constitutional Court decides in particular on the conformity of laws (and other statutory instruments) with the Constitution (and with laws, respectively), on constitutional complaints of violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms by individual acts, on jurisdictional disputes between various state actors, on the unconstitutionality of the acts and activities of political parties, on appeals against a decision of the National Assembly regarding the confirmation of the election of deputies, on the accountability of the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, and ministers, as well as on the conformity of a treaty with the Constitution in the process of ratifying the treaty.

The Constitution determines that also other matters may be vested in the Constitutional Court by laws. In accordance with this provision the Constitutional Court decides, inter alia, on appeals against a National Assembly decision on the election of Slovenian members to the European Parliament, on the admissibility of a National Assembly decision not to call a referendum on the confirmation of constitutional amendments, or on a request of the National Assembly to review the constitutionality of consequences which could occur due to the suspension of the implementation of a law or due to a law not being adopted in a referendum.

ProceduresEdit

The Constitutional Court has several strictly defined procedures in which cases may be brought before it.

Landmark decisionsEdit

Judges of the CourtEdit

# Judge Term Generation Nominated by Other positions [1]
1 Dr. Janez Šinkovec

(1928-2016)

25 June 1991 8 January 1998 6 years, 197 days 1st President Milan Kučan
2 Dr. Lovro Šturm

(1938-)

25 June 1991 19 December 1998 7 years, 177 days 1st President of the Court (1997-1998)
3 Dr. Peter Jambrek

(1940-)

25 June 1991 19 December 1998 7 years, 177 days 1st President of the Court (1991-1994)
4 Dr. Anton Perenič

(1941-)

25 June 1991 30 September 1992 1 year, 97 days 1st
5 Dr. Anton (Tone) Jerovšek

(1941-)

25 June 1991 19 December 1998 7 years, 177 days 1st President of the Court (1994-1997)
6 Matevž Krivic

(1942-)

25 June 1991 19 December 1998 7 years, 177 days 1st
7 Janez Snoj

(1934-2005)

12 February 1992 31 March 1998 6 years, 47 days 1st
8 Dr. Lojze Ude

(1936-)

25 May 1993 24 May 2002 8 years, 364 days 1st
9 Dr. Boštjan M. Zupančič

(1947-)

25 May 1993 31 October 1998 7 years, 128 days 1st Judge of the ECHR
10 Franc Testen

(1948-)

25 May 1993 24 May 2002 8 years, 364 days 2nd

Succeeding Judge (4) Perenič

President of the Court (1998-2001)
11 Dr. Miroslava Geč-Korošec

(1939-2002)

9 January 1998 1 October 2000 7 years, 177 days 2nd

Succeeding Judge (1) Šinkovec

12 Dr. Dragica Wedam Lukić

(1949-)

1 April 1998 31 March 2007 8 years, 364 days 2nd

Succeeding Judge (7) Snoj

President of the Court (2001-2004)
13 Dr. Janez Čebulj

(1957-)

31 October 1998 27 March 2008 9 years, 148 days 2nd

Succeeding Judge (3) Jambrek

President of the Court (2004-2007)
14 Lojze Janko

(1943-)

31 October 1998 31 October 2007 9 years, 0 days 2nd

Succeeding Judge (6) Krivic

15 Dr. Mirjam Škrk

(1947-)

31 October 1998 27 March 2008 8 years, 364 days 2nd

Succeeding Judge (2) Šturm

16 Milojka Modrijan

(????-????)

1 November 1998 20 November 2007 8 years, 364 days 2nd

Succeeding Judge (9) Zupančič

17 Dr. Zvonko Fišer

(1949-)

18 December 1998 27 March 2008 9 years, 100 days 2nd

Succeeding Judge (5) Jerovšek

18 Dr. Franc Grad

(1948-)

1 April 2007 31 January 2008 305 days 3rd

Succeeding Judge (12) Wedam Lukić

President Janez Drnovšek
19 Dr. Ciril Ribičič

(1947-)

19 December 2000 18 December 2009 8 years, 364 days 3rd

Succeeding Judge (11) Geč-Korošec

20 Jože Tratnik

(1941-)

25 May 2002 17 July 2011 9 years, 53 days 2nd

Succeeding Judge (8) Ude

President of the Court (2007-2010)
21 Marija Krisper Kramberger

(1946-)

25 May 2002 13 September 2010 8 years, 111 days 3rd

Succeeding Judge (10) Testen

22 Miroslav Mozetič

(1950-)

31 October 2007 30 October 2016 8 years, 365 days 3rd

Succeeding Judge (14) Janko

President of the Court (2013-2016)
23 Marta Klampfer

(1953-2016)

20 November 2007 19 November 2016 8 years, 365 days 3rd

Succeeding Judge (16) Modrijan

24 Dr. Mitja Deisinger

(1942-)

27 March 2008 26 March 2017 8 years, 364 days 3rd

Succeeding Judge (17) Fišer

President Danilo Türk
25 Jasna Pogačar

(1953-)

27 March 2008 26 March 2017 8 years, 364 days 3rd

Succeeding Judge (13) Čebulj

26 Jan Zobec

(????-)

27 March 2008 26 March 2017 8 years, 364 days 4th

Succeeding Judge (18) Grad

27 Dr. Ernest Petrič

(1936-)

25 April 2008 24 April 2017 8 years, 364 days 3rd

Succeeding Judge (15) Škrk

President of the Court (2010-2013)
28 Dr. Jadranka Sovdat

(1960-)

19 December 2009 18 December 2018 8 years, 364 days 4th

Succeeding Judge (19) Ribičič

Secretary of the Court (1999-2009)

Professor of Law at the University of Ljubljana

President of the Court (2016-2018)

29 Dr. Etelka Korpič-Horvat

(1948-)

29 September 2010 Incumbent 8 years, 207 days 4th

Succeeding Judge (21) Krisper Kramberger

30 Dr. Dunja Jadek Pensa

(1959-)

15 July 2011 Incumbent 7 years, 283 days 3rd

Succeeding Judge (20) Tratnik

31 Dr. Špelca Mežnar

(1976-)

31 October 2016 Incumbent 2 years, 175 days 4th

Succeeding Judge (22) Mozetič

President Borut Pahor
32 Marko Šorli

(1946-)

20 November 2016 Incumbent 2 years, 155 days 4th

Succeeding Judge (23) Klampfer

Supreme Judge

President of the Judicial Council

33 Dr. Marijan Pavčnik

(1946-)

27 March 2017 Incumbent 2 years, 28 days 4th

Succeeding Judge (24) Deisinger

Professor of Law at the University of Ljubljana

Member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

34 Dr. Matej Accetto

(????-)

27 March 2017 Incumbent 2 years, 28 days 4th

Succeeding Judge (25) Pogačar

Professor of Law at the University of Ljubljana
35 DDr. Klemen Jaklič

(1975-)

27 March 2017 Incumbent 2 years, 28 days 5th

Succeeding Judge (26) Zobec

Professor of Law at the Harvard University
36 Dr. Rajko Knez

(1969-)

27 March 2017 Incumbent 2 years, 28 days 4th

Succeeding Judge (27) Petrič

Professor of Law at the University of Maribor

Member of the ICJ

President of the Court (2018-)

37 Dr. Katja Šugman Stubbs

(1966-)

19 December 2018 Incumbent 126 days 5th

Succeding Judge (28) Sovdat

Professor of Law at the University of Ljubljana
Marko ŠorliMilojka ModrijanJože TratnikJan ZobecDrgaica Wedam-LikućŠpelca MežnarLojze JankoMarijan PavčnikZvonko FišerEtelka Korpič-HorvatFranc TestenMatej AccettoJanez ČebuljRajko KnezMirjam ŠkrkJadranka SovdatMiroslava Gec-KorošecMarta KlampferBoštjan M. ZupančičDunja Jadek PensaLojze UdeKlemen JakličFranc GradJanez SnojMiroslav MozetičMatevž KrivicMitja DeisingerAnton JerovšekMarija Krisper KrambergerAnton PereničJasna PogačarPeter JambrekErnest PetričLovro ŠturmKatja Šugman-StubbsCiril RibičičJanez Šinkovec 

Presidents of the CourtEdit

# Judge Term
1 Dr. Peter Jambrek 25 June 1991 24 April 1994
2 Dr. Tone Jerovšek 25 April 1994 24 April 1997
3 Dr. Lovro Šturm 25 April 1997 30 October 1998
4 Franc Testen 11 November 1998 10 November 2001
5 Dr. Dragica Wedam Lukić 11 November 2001 10 November 2004
6 Dr. Janez Čebulj 11 November 2004 10 November 2007
7 Jože Tratnik 11 November 2007 10 November 2010
8 Dr. Ernest Petrič 11 November 2010 10 November 2013
9 Miroslav Mozetič 11 November 2013 30 October 2016
10 Dr. Jadranka Sovdat 31 October 2016 18 December 2018
11 Dr. Rajko Knez 18 December 2018 Incumbent

Secretary-Generals of the CourtEdit

# Judge Term
1 Milan Baškovič 25 June 1991 28 February 1993
2 Dr. Janez Čebulj 1 May 1993 30 October 1998
3 Jadranka Sovdat 29 January 1999 18 December 2009
4 Dr. Erik Kerševan 1 February 2010 31 July 2012
5 Dr. Sebastian Nerad 3 October 2012 Incumbent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vsi sodniki » us-rs.si". www.us-rs.si. Retrieved 19 December 2018.

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