The Constitutional Court

Members of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia. Photo - source: Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court  is the highest authority with regard to the protection of constitutionality, legality, human rights and basic freedoms. It may act as a negative legislature and abrogate an act or part of an act. Constitutional Judges are appointed by the National Assembly following nominations from the President of the Republic. Nine judges are elected for a period of nine years, with no possibility of a further term. The offices of constitutional judge and judges of specialised and general courts are incompatible with other offices in state bodies.