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Petition to the Constitutional Court

Petition to the Constitutional Court (FCL Chapter V)

The Constitutional Court does not conduct analysis of the legislation or the review of constitutionally doubtful provisions proprio motu. The judges do not initiate the consideration of a particular case.

The Constitutional Court rules on the matters of law and refrains as far as possible from establishing and examining the matters of fact. The constitutionality of law may be challenged by a particular person (group of persons) as long as the relevant law was applied in their particular case, and the consideration of the Court is limited to the subject of the case at issue.


The Constitutional Court does not accept citizen’s complaints, if a law is yet to enter into force, was repealed, or a case in which the law has been applied is still pending before the court of general jurisdiction.


Processing a petition (FCL Chapter VI)


A petition is preliminarily examined by the Constitutional Court Secretariat. It establishes whether the complaint is within the jurisdiction of the Court and whether it meets the requirements, stipulated by the Federal Constitutional Law.

After admission the petition is assigned for hearing in session or to be resolved without public hearings.


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