|Composition method||Appointed by Parliament|
|Authorised by||Constitution No. 33/1944
National Court Act No. 3/1963
|Judge term length||6 years|
|Number of positions||15, by statute|
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The court assembled for the first time in 2011, to prosecute former Prime Minister Geir Haarde for alleged gross misconduct in the events leading up to the 2008–2011 Icelandic financial crisis. On September 28, 2010, the Parliament decided, by 33 votes to 30, to charge Haarde. Originally faced with six charges, he was convicted only on one that was considered to be a minor one.
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- "BREAKING NEWS: Iceland's Former PM Taken to Court". Iceland Review Online. September 28, 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
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