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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica (Corte Suprema de Justicia de Costa Rica)

Costa Rica [cr]

Ana María Ruiz González

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 February 2020

Constitutional courts/supreme courts

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica (Corte Suprema) is the highest Court within the Costa Rican judicial branch of government. It was established on 25 January 1825, by the Fundamental Law of the Free State of Costa Rica. It is formed by three specialized chambers, which have ‘cassation jurisdiction’ (quashing powers) to review questions of law from lower courts. It has a fourth specialized chamber, known as the Constitutional Chamber (Sala Constitucional or Sala Cuarta) which was added to the Court in 1989. It exclusively executes the judicial review,...
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