Division of Case-law and Research

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One of the basic functions of the Supreme Court, which is stipulated in the Section 28.6, Paragraphs Four and Five, of the law “On Judicial Power”, is development of uniform case-law. Enforcement of this task is the goal of the Division of Case-law and Research.

Functions of the Division of Case-law and Research:

  • In cooperation with judges of the Supreme Court and invited experts, to summarize and study case-law on topical legal issues;
  • To prepare summaries, compilations and information materials including conclusions and recommendations in development of uniform case-law;
  • To select and systematize rulings of departments of the Supreme Court of legal interest;
  • To select case-law theses and to improve case-law database;
  • To elaborate studies on solutions of particular problems in field of the European Union law and international law, case-law of international courts, or laws and case-law of other countries;
  • To ensure training of judges on summarized case-law. 

The tasks of the Division also include:

  • To anonymize rulings of departments before publishing;
  • To sum up statistics of the Supreme Court and to prepare statistical reports;
  • To improve and maintain the reading-room of the Supreme Court. 

The Division of Case-law and Research does not provide individual consultations.

Information on availabality of rulings see in section For visitors/ IProcedure for releasing information. The most topical rulings of departments of the Supreme Court, which were adopted as from 2002, have been, in turn, published on the web site of the Supreme Court in Section Judicature/Archive of case-law decisions. Those are systematised in chronological order. Annual review of case-law classifiers has been published in the Bulletin of the Supreme Court.