Supreme Court of Haiti

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The Supreme Court of Haiti (French: Cour de Cassation) is the highest court in the Haitian legal system. The Supreme Court building is located in Port-au-Prince.

Composition[edit]

The Constitution of Haiti[1] stipulates that Supreme Court justices are appointed by the President from a list submitted by the Senate of three persons per court seat.[2] It is unsure whether they are appointed for 10 years (Art. 174 says so) or for life (Art. 177 says so).

Palais de Justice[edit]

The Palais de Justice[3] (the Supreme Court building) was heavily damaged and partially collapsed as a result of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://pdba.georgetown.edu/Constitutions/Haiti/haiti1987.html
  2. ^ Article 175
  3. ^ CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, airdate 25 January 2010
  4. ^ Lacey, Marc (2010-01-24). "Cultural Riches Turn to Rubble in Haiti Quake". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-23.