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The judicial system of Ukraine

The judicial system in Ukraine is built according to the principles of territoriality, specialization and agency.

The highest court in the judicial system is the Supreme Court.

The judicial system in Ukraine consists of:

1) local courts;

2) appellate courts;

3) Supreme Court.

Specialization of courts

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THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF UKRAINE

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine is a body of constitutional jurisdiction, which ensures the supremacy of the Constitution of Ukraine, decides on conformity of laws of Ukraine to the Constitution of Ukraine and other acts in the cases provided for by the Constitution of Ukraine, provides official interpretation of the Constitution of Ukraine, as well as exercises other powers under the Constitution of Ukraine.

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine was established on October 16, 1996, its operation based on the principles of the rule of law, independence, collegiality, publicity, openness, complete and comprehensive consideration of cases, reasonableness and binding effect of its decisions and opinions.

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The Supreme Court of Ukraine

The Supreme Court shall be the highest court in the court system of Ukraine, which shall ensure the sustainability and uniformity of case law following the procedures and in the manner specified by the procedural law.

The Supreme Court shall:

administer justice as a court of cassation instance and in cases stipulated by procedural law – as a court of first or appellate instance within the procedure established by procedural law;

analyze judicial statistics and generalize case law;

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