Courts in Europe

Courts in Sweden

Under Chapter 1, with the heading “Basic principles of the form of government,” of the Instrument of Government (part of the Swedish Constitution), Article 8 provides the following: Courts of law exist for the administration of justice, and central and local government administrative authorities exist for the public administration (see more about the Constitution of Sweden here). The Instrument of Government (SFS nr: 1974:152) contains the basic principles of Swedens form of government: how the Government in Sweden has to work, the fundamental freedoms and rights of the Swedish people and how elections to the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) are to be implemented. The adoption in 1974 of the Instrument of Government currently in force, including the provisions related to courts, meant a considerable reduction in the powers of the monarchy.

European Courts

This include: European CourtsCourt of First Instance of the European UnionBenelux Court of JusticeCourt of Justice of the European UnionEuropean Court of Human RightsEuropean Free Trade Agreement CourtInternational Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

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