List of supreme courts by country

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To be distinguished from High Court.

This is a list of supreme courts by country.

List of supreme courts by continent[edit]

Asterisks indicate that the court is not independent of either the legislature and/or executive of that country.

Africa[edit]

Country Name of Court(s)
Algeria Supreme Court of Algeria
Angola Supreme Court of Angola
Benin Constitutional Court of Benin, Supreme Court of Benin
Botswana High Court of Botswana
Burkina Faso Supreme Court of Burkina Faso
Burundi Supreme Court of Burundi
Cameroon Supreme Court of Cameroon*
Cape Verde Supreme Tribunal of Justice
Central African Republic Supreme Court of the Central African Republic
Chad Supreme Court of Chad, Constitutional Council of Chad
Comoros Supreme Court of Comoros
Dem. Rep. of the Congo Constitutional Court, Court of Cassation
Rep. of the Congo Supreme Court of Republic of the Congo
Côte d'Ivoire Supreme Court of Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti Supreme Court of Djibouti
Egypt Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt
Equatorial Guinea Supreme Court of Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea High Court of Eritrea
Ethiopia Federal Supreme Court
Gabon Supreme Court of Gabon
The Gambia Supreme Court of The Gambia
Ghana Supreme Court of Ghana
Guinea Supreme Court of Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court of Guinea-Bissau
Kenya Supreme Court of Kenya
Lesotho High Court of Lesotho
Liberia Supreme Court of Liberia
Libya Supreme Court of Libya
Madagascar Supreme Court of Madagascar
Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal
Mali Supreme Court of Mali*
Mauritania Supreme Court of Mauritania
Mauritius Supreme Court of Mauritius, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Morocco Supreme Court of Morocco
Mozambique Supreme Court of Mozambique
Namibia Supreme Court of Namibia
Niger Supreme Court of Niger, Constitutional Court of Niger
Nigeria Supreme Court of Nigeria
Rwanda Constitutional Court of Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe Supreme Court of São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal Court of Cassation
Seychelles Seychelles Court of Appeal
Sierra Leone Supreme Court of Sierra Leone
Somalia Supreme Court of Somalia
South Africa Constitutional Court of South Africa, Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
Sudan Supreme Court of Sudan*
Swaziland High Court of Swaziland
Tanzania Court of Appeal of Tanzania
Togo Court of Appeal of Togo
Tunisia Court of Cassation*
Uganda Supreme Court of Uganda
Zambia Supreme Court of Zambia
Zimbabwe Supreme Court of Zimbabwe

Americas[edit]

Country Name of Court(s)
Antigua and Barbuda Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (see International supreme courts below)
Argentina Supreme Court of Argentina
The Bahamas Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see International supreme courts below)
Barbados Supreme Court of Judicature
Belize Supreme Court of Belize
Bolivia Supreme Court of Bolivia
Brazil Supreme Federal Court
Canada Supreme Court of Canada
Chile Supreme Court of Chile
Colombia Supreme Court of Colombia, Council of State of Colombia, Constitutional Court of Colombia, Superior Council of the Judiciary
Costa Rica Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica
Cuba Supreme Court of Cuba*
Commonwealth of Dominica Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (see International supreme courts below)
Dominican Republic Supreme Court of Justice
Ecuador Supreme Court of Ecuador*
El Salvador Supreme Court of El Salvador
Grenada Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (see International supreme courts below)
Guatemala Supreme Court of Justice
Guyana Supreme Court of Judicature[1]
Haiti Supreme Court of Haiti
Honduras Supreme Court of Honduras
Jamaica Court of Appeal, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see International supreme courts below)
Mexico Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation
Nicaragua Supreme Court of Nicaragua
Panama Supreme Court of Justice
Paraguay Supreme Court of Justice
Peru Supreme Court of Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (see International supreme courts below)
Saint Lucia Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (see International supreme courts below)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (see International supreme courts below)
Suriname Court of Justice of Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago Supreme Court of Judicature,[2] Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see International supreme courts below)
United States Supreme Court of the United States
Uruguay Supreme Court of Uruguay
Venezuela Supreme Tribunal of Justice

Asia[edit]

Country Name of Court(s)
Abkhazia Supreme Court of Abkhazia
Afghanistan Afghan Supreme Court
Armenia Constitutional Court of Armenia
Azerbaijan Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan, Supreme Court of Azerbaijan
Bahrain High Civil Appeals Court of Bahrain
Bangladesh Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Bhutan Supreme Court of Appeal
Brunei Supreme Court of Brunei, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (see International supreme courts below)
Burma Supreme Court of Burma
Cambodia Supreme Council of the Magistracy
People's Republic of China Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China*
Georgia Constitutional Court of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia
Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (Hong Kong)
India Supreme Court of India
Indonesia Supreme Court of Indonesia, Constitutional Court of Indonesia
Iran Supreme Court of Iran, High Council of the Judiciary
Iraq Supreme Court of Iraq
Israel Supreme Court of Israel
Japan Supreme Court of Japan
Jordan Court of Cassation
Kazakhstan Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, Constitutional Council
North Korea Central Court*
South Korea Supreme Court of South Korea, Constitutional Court of South Korea
Kuwait High Court of Appeal of Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan*
Laos People's Supreme Court of Laos
Lebanon Courts of Cassation, Constitutional Council
Malaysia Federal Court of Malaysia*
Maldives Supreme Court of the Maldives
Mongolia Constitutional Court of Mongolia, Supreme Court of Mongolia
Nepal Supreme Court of Nepal
Oman Supreme Court of Oman*
Pakistan Supreme Court of Pakistan
Philippines Supreme Court of the Philippines
Qatar Court of Cassation of Qatar*
Saudi Arabia Supreme Council of Justice
Singapore Supreme Court of Singapore*
Sri Lanka Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
Syria Supreme Constitutional Court of Syria
Republic of China (Taiwan) Supreme Court of the Republic of China, Constitutional Court of the Judicial Yuan
Tajikistan Supreme Court of Tajikistan*
Thailand Supreme Court of Thailand
Timor-Leste Court of Appeals of Timor-Leste[3]
Turkey Constitutional Court of Turkey
Turkmenistan Supreme Court of Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates Federal Supreme Court
Uzbekistan Supreme Court of Uzbekistan
Vietnam Supreme People's Court of Vietnam*
Yemen Supreme Court of Yemen*

Europe[edit]

Country Name of court(s)
Albania Constitutional Court of Albania, Supreme Court of Albania
Andorra Superior Court of Justice
Austria Constitutional Court of Austria, Administrative Court of Austria, Supreme Court of Austria
Belarus Supreme Court of Belarus, Constitutional Court of Belarus*
Belgium Court of Cassation
Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria Supreme Court of Cassation of Bulgaria, Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria
Croatia Supreme Court of Croatia
Cyprus Supreme Court of Cyprus
Czech Republic Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic, Supreme Court of the Czech Republic
Denmark Supreme Court of Denmark
England & Wales Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Estonia Supreme Court of Estonia
Finland Supreme Court of Finland, Supreme Administrative Court of Finland
France Court of Cassation, Conseil d'Etat, Constitutional Council of France
Germany Constitutional Court, Federal Court of Justice, Federal Administrative Court, Federal Finance Court, Federal Labour Court, Federal Social Court
Greece Court of Cassation, Council of State, Court of Audit
Hungary Constitutional Court of Hungary
Iceland Supreme Court of Iceland
Ireland Supreme Court of Ireland
Italy Constitutional Court of Italy, Court of Cassation
Kosovo Supreme Court of Kosovo
Latvia Constitutional Court of Latvia
Liechtenstein Supreme Court of Liechtenstein
Lithuania Constitutional Court of Lithuania
Luxembourg Superior Court of Justice
Macedonia Supreme Court of Macedonia, Constitutional Court of Macedonia
Malta Constitutional Court of Malta
Moldova Supreme Court of Justice of Moldova
Monaco Supreme Court of Monaco
Montenegro Constitutional Court of Montenegro
Netherlands Supreme Court of the Netherlands, Council of State of the Netherlands
Norway Supreme Court of Norway
Northern Ireland Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Poland Supreme Court of Poland, Constitutional Tribunal
Portugal Constitutional Court of Portugal, Supreme Court of Justice
Romania High Court of Cassation and Justice
Russia Supreme Court of Russia
San Marino Council of Twelve
Scotland High Court of Justiciary (Criminal), Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (Civil)
Serbia Supreme Court of Serbia
Slovakia Supreme Court of Slovakia
Slovenia Supreme Court of Slovenia
Spain Supreme Court of Spain
Sweden Supreme Court of Sweden, Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden
Switzerland Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland
Ukraine Supreme Court of Ukraine, Constitutional Court of Ukraine
United Kingdom See entries for England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland
Vatican City Cassation Court of Vatican City

Oceania[edit]

Country Name of Court(s)
Australia High Court of Australia
Cook Islands Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Fiji Supreme Court of Fiji
Kiribati Court of Appeal of Kiribati, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Marshall Islands Supreme Court of the Marshall Islands
Micronesia Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia
Nauru Supreme Court of Nauru, High Court of Australia
New Zealand Supreme Court of New Zealand and High Court of New Zealand
Niue Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Palau Supreme Court of Palau
Papua New Guinea Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea
Samoa Court of Appeal of Samoa
Solomon Islands Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands
Tonga Court of Appeal of Tonga; Privy Council of Tonga (for matters dealing with hereditary estates and titles)
Tuvalu Tuvalu Court of Appeal, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Vanuatu Court of Appeal of Vanuatu

International supreme courts[edit]

There are a number of international courts that are the highest courts of appeal for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), European Union (EU), United Nations (UN), and some of the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations respectively. However, the members of those organizations do sometimes have high courts of their own and their jurisdiction may be limited: for example the EU's court of justice can only interpret EU law and treaties, domestic cases cannot be appealed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guyana". The World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Trinidad and Tobago". The World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  3. ^ "Timor-Leste". The World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 2009-11-22.  The Court of Appeals will remain East Timor's highest court until the Supreme Court has been officially established