Definition: Constitutional court is the high court that deals primarily with constitutional law. Its main authority is to rule on whether or not laws that are challenged are in fact constitutional. In the case that the country does not have a separate constitutional court, data relates to the institution that has been delegated constitutional judicial authority, usually the supreme court.
General note: Reference period - any fixed date of the year.
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Additional information (2012 - 2013): The Croatian Constitution regulates that the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia consists of 13 judges.Due to retirement, there are 12 judges left.
Reference period (2011): data refer to 2012.
Government controlled area only.
2015: Figures reported are data as of 30.08.2016. Refers to justices of the Supreme court, not the full composition of the constitutional court.
Change in definition (2004 - 2012): Data refer to members of constitutional court, without constitutional courts of the Federal States (Laender).
Country: Moldova, Republic of
Data exclude the territory of the Transnistria and municipality of Bender
Reference period (2007): Data is valid only up to September 2007.
Reference period (2011): Data refer to April 2012.
Data for 2014 refer to 15 March. Data for 2015 refer to 20 November.
Change in definition (1980 - 2013): Data refer to members of Federal Supreme Court.