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The Supreme Court of Ukraine (in Ukrainian, Верховний Суд України) is the highest judicial body in the system of courts of general jurisdiction in Ukraine. Ukraine (Україна, Ukrayina in Ukrainian; Украина in Russian) is a republic in eastern Europe which borders Russia to the east, Belarus to the north, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest and the Black Sea to the south. ...

The Court derives its authority from the Constitution of Ukraine, but much of its structure is outlined in legislation. June 28, 1996. ...



The Court consists of several judicial chambers (criminal, civil, and arbitration cases). The chamber for administrative cases is in project. A separate panel considers military cases.

Appointments to the Court are made by the parliament and have no fixed time limit, nor is there a fixed number of appointments allowed. Verkhovna Rada. ...

The Chairman of the Supreme Court is elected to office and dismissed from office by the Plenary Assembly of the Court by secret ballot.


The Court was originally established on March 11, 1923. March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ...

See also

The judicial system of Ukraine consists of four levels, as follows: Local courts of general jurisdiction (combining criminal and civil jurisdiction) consisting of: district, urban district and town courts; regional courts; city courts in Kiev and Sevastopol; administrative local courts. ...


Government of Ukraine – court overview (http://www.kmu.gov.ua/control/en/publish/article?art_id=73121&cat_id=32594)

External links

  • Information web-site of the Supreme Court (http://www.scourt.gov.ua/) (in Ukrainian)

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