Country ranking for field: judicial branch 1995

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This entry includes three subfields. The highest court(s) subfield includes the name(s) of a country's highest level court(s), the number and titles of the judges, and the types of cases heard by the court, which commonly are based on civil, criminal, administrative, and constitutional law. A number of countries have separate constitutional courts. The judge selection and term of office subfield includes the organizations and associated officials responsible for nominating and appointing judges, and a brief description of the process. The selection process can be indicative of the independence of a country's court system from other branches of its government. Also included in this subfield are judges' tenures, which can range from a few years, to a specified retirement age, to lifelong appointments. The subordinate courts subfield lists the courts lower in the hierarchy of a country's court system. A few countries with federal-style governments, such as Brazil, Canada, and the US, in addition to their federal court, have separate state- or province-level court systems, though generally the two systems interact.

1flag of AfghanistanAfghanistan0 
2flag of ParaguayParaguaySupreme Court of Justice 
3flag of NigeriaNigeriaSupreme Court Federal Court of Appeal 
4flag of NiueNiueAppeal Court of New Zealand High Court 
5flag of Norfolk IslandNorfolk IslandSupreme Court 
6flag of North KoreaNorth KoreaCentral Court 
7flag of Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana IslandsCommonwealth Supreme Court Superior Court Federal District Court 
8flag of NorwayNorwaySupreme Court 
9flag of OmanOmannone; traditional Islamic judges and a nascent civil court system 
10flag of PakistanPakistanSupreme Court Federal Islamic 
11flag of PalauPalauSupreme Court National Court Court of Common Pleas 
12flag of PanamaPanamaSupreme Court of Justice 
13flag of Papua New GuineaPapua New GuineaSupreme Court 
14flag of PeruPeruSupreme Court of Justice 
15flag of NicaraguaNicaraguaSupreme Court 
16flag of PhilippinesPhilippinesSupreme Court 
17flag of Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn IslandsIsland Court 
18flag of PolandPolandSupreme Court 
19flag of PortugalPortugalSupreme Tribunal of Justice 
20flag of Puerto RicoPuerto RicoSupreme Court Superior Courts Municipal Courts 
21flag of QatarQatarCourt of Appeal 
22flag of RomaniaRomaniaSupreme Court of Justice Constitutional Court 
23flag of RussiaRussiaConstitutional Court Supreme Court 
24flag of RwandaRwandaConstitutional Court consists of the Court of Cassation and the Council of State in joint session 
25flag of RéunionRéunionCourt of Appeals 
26flag of Saint HelenaSaint HelenaSupreme Court 
27flag of NigerNigerState Court 
28flag of New ZealandNew ZealandHigh Court Court of Appeal 
29flag of Saint LuciaSaint LuciaEastern Caribbean Supreme Court 
30flag of MauritiusMauritiusSupreme Court 
31flag of MacauMacauSupreme Court 
32flag of MacedoniaMacedoniaConstitutional Court Judicial Court of the Republic 
33flag of MadagascarMadagascarSupreme Court 
34flag of MalawiMalawiHigh Court Supreme Court of Appeal 
35flag of MalaysiaMalaysiaSupreme Court 
36flag of MaldivesMaldivesHigh Court 
37flag of MaliMaliSupreme Court 
38flag of MaltaMaltaConstitutional Court Court of Appeal 
39flag of Marshall IslandsMarshall IslandsSupreme Court 
40flag of MartiniqueMartiniqueSupreme Court 
41flag of MauritaniaMauritaniaSupreme Court 
42flag of MayotteMayotteSupreme Court 
43flag of New CaledoniaNew CaledoniaCourt of Appeal 
44flag of MexicoMexicoSupreme Court of Justice 
45flag of MoldovaMoldovaSupreme Court 
46flag of MonacoMonacoSupreme Tribunal 
47flag of MongoliaMongoliaSupreme Court serves as appeals court for people's and provincial courts but to date rarely overturns verdicts of lower courts 
48flag of MontserratMontserratSupreme Court 
49flag of MoroccoMoroccoSupreme Court 
50flag of MozambiqueMozambiqueSupreme Court 
51flag of MyanmarMyanmarlimited; remnants of the British-era legal system in place but there is no guarantee of a fair public trial; the judiciary is not independent of the executive 
52flag of NamibiaNamibiaSupreme Court 
53flag of NauruNauruSupreme Court 
54flag of NepalNepalSupreme Court 
55flag of Netherlands AntillesNetherlands AntillesJoint High Court of Justice 
56flag of Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and NevisEastern Caribbean Supreme Court 
57flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesEastern Caribbean Supreme Court 
58flag of LithuaniaLithuaniaSupreme Court Court of Appeals 
59flag of UkraineUkrainejoint commission formed in April 1995 to define a program of judicial reform by year-end 
60flag of The NetherlandsThe NetherlandsSupreme Court 
61flag of TogoTogoCourt of Appeal 
62flag of TokelauTokelauHigh Court in Niue Supreme Court in New Zealand 
63flag of TongaTongaSupreme Court 
64flag of Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and TobagoCourt of Appeal Supreme Court 
65flag of TunisiaTunisiaCourt of Cassation 
66flag of TurkeyTurkeyCourt of Cassation 
67flag of TurkmenistanTurkmenistanSupreme Court 
68flag of Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos IslandsSupreme Court 
69flag of TuvaluTuvaluHigh Court 
70flag of UgandaUgandaCourt of Appeal High Court 
71flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab EmiratesUnion Supreme Court 
72flag of The BahamasThe BahamasSupreme Court 
73flag of United KingdomUnited KingdomHouse of Lords 
74flag of United StatesUnited StatesSupreme Court 
75flag of UruguayUruguaySupreme Court 
76flag of UzbekistanUzbekistanSupreme Court 
77flag of VanuatuVanuatuSupreme Court 
78flag of VenezuelaVenezuelaSupreme Court of Justice 
79flag of VietnamVietnamSupreme People's Court 
80flag of Wallis and FutunaWallis and Futunanone; justice generally administered under French law by the chief administrator but the three traditional kings administer customary law and there is a magistrate in Mata-Utu 
81flag of Western SamoaWestern SamoaSupreme Court Court of Appeal 
82flag of YemenYemenSupreme Court 
83flag of ZaireZaireSupreme Court 
84flag of ZambiaZambiaSupreme Court 
85flag of The GambiaThe GambiaSupreme Court 
86flag of ThailandThailandSupreme Court 
87flag of Saint-Pierre and MiquelonSaint-Pierre and MiquelonSuperior Tribunal of Appeals 
88flag of South AfricaSouth AfricaSupreme Court 
89flag of San MarinoSan MarinoCouncil of Twelve 
90flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaSupreme Council of Justice 
91flag of SenegalSenegalSupreme Court 
92flag of Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and MontenegroSavezni Sud 
93flag of SeychellesSeychellesCourt of Appeal Supreme Court 
94flag of Sierra LeoneSierra LeoneSupreme Court 
95flag of SingaporeSingaporeSupreme Court 
96flag of SlovakiaSlovakiaSupreme Court 
97flag of SloveniaSloveniaSupreme Court Constitutional Court 
98flag of Solomon IslandsSolomon IslandsHigh Court 
99flag of SomaliaSomaliaSupreme Court 
100flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsnone 
101flag of TanzaniaTanzaniaCourt of Appeal High Court 
102flag of South KoreaSouth KoreaSupreme Court 
103flag of SpainSpainSupreme Court 
104flag of Sri LankaSri LankaSupreme Court 
105flag of SudanSudanSupreme Court Special Revolutionary Courts 
106flag of SurinameSurinameSupreme Court 
107flag of SwazilandSwazilandHigh Court Court of Appeal 
108flag of SwedenSwedenSupreme Court 
109flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerlandFederal Supreme Court 
110flag of SyriaSyriaSupreme Constitutional Court High Judicial Council Court of Cassation State Security Courts 
111flag of São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and PríncipeSupreme Court 
112flag of TaiwanTaiwanJudicial Yuan 
113flag of TajikistanTajikistanProsecutor General 
114flag of LuxembourgLuxembourgSuperior Court of Justice 
115flag of LiechtensteinLiechtensteinSupreme Court 
116flag of AlbaniaAlbaniaSupreme Court 
117flag of Cocos IslandsCocos IslandsSupreme Court 
118flag of BurundiBurundiSupreme Court 
119flag of Cabo VerdeCabo VerdeSupreme Tribunal of Justice 
120flag of CambodiaCambodiaSupreme Court provided for by the constitution has not yet been established and the future judicial system is yet to be defined by law 
121flag of CameroonCameroonSupreme Court 
122flag of CanadaCanadaSupreme Court 
123flag of Cayman IslandsCayman IslandsGrand Court Cayman Islands Court of Appeal 
124flag of Central African RepublicCentral African RepublicSupreme Court 
125flag of ChadChadCourt of Appeal 
126flag of ChileChileSupreme Court 
127flag of ChinaChinaSupreme People's Court 
128flag of Christmas IslandChristmas Islandnone 
129flag of ColombiaColombiaSupreme Court of Justice 
130flag of BulgariaBulgariaSupreme Court Constitutional Court 
131flag of ComorosComorosSupreme Court 
132flag of CongoCongoSupreme Court 
133flag of Cook IslandsCook IslandsHigh Court 
134flag of Costa RicaCosta RicaSupreme Court 
135flag of CroatiaCroatiaSupreme Court Constitutional Court 
136flag of CubaCubaPeople's Supreme Court 
137flag of CyprusCyprusSupreme Court; note - there is also a Supreme Court in the Turkish area 
138flag of Czech RepublicCzech RepublicSupreme Court Constitutional Court 
139flag of Côte d'IvoireCôte d'IvoireSupreme Court 
140flag of DenmarkDenmarkSupreme Court 
141flag of DjiboutiDjiboutiSupreme Court 
142flag of DominicaDominicaEastern Caribbean Supreme Court 
143flag of Burkina FasoBurkina FasoAppeals Court 
144flag of BruneiBruneiSupreme Court 
145flag of EcuadorEcuadorSupreme Court 
146flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijanSupreme Court 
147flag of AlgeriaAlgeriaSupreme Court 
148flag of American SamoaAmerican SamoaHigh Court 
149flag of AndorraAndorraSupreme Court of Andorra at Perpignan 
150flag of AngolaAngolaSupreme Court 
151flag of AnguillaAnguillaHigh Court 
152flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and BarbudaEastern Caribbean Supreme Court 
153flag of ArgentinaArgentinaSupreme Court 
154flag of ArmeniaArmeniaSupreme Court 
155flag of ArubaArubaJoint High Court of Justice 
156flag of AustraliaAustraliaHigh Court 
157flag of AustriaAustriaSupreme Judicial Court 
158flag of BahrainBahrainHigh Civil Appeals Court 
159flag of British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin IslandsEastern Caribbean Supreme Court 
160flag of BangladeshBangladeshSupreme Court 
161flag of BarbadosBarbadosSupreme Court of Judicature 
162flag of BelarusBelarusSupreme Court 
163flag of BelgiumBelgiumSupreme Court of Justice 
164flag of BelizeBelizeSupreme Court 
165flag of BeninBeninSupreme Court 
166flag of BermudaBermudaSupreme Court 
167flag of BhutanBhutanHigh Court 
168flag of BoliviaBoliviaSupreme Court 
169flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaSupreme Court Constitutional Court 
170flag of BotswanaBotswanaHigh Court Court of Appeal 
171flag of BrazilBrazilSupreme Federal Tribunal 
172flag of Dominican RepublicDominican RepublicSupreme Court 
173flag of EgyptEgyptSupreme Constitutional Court 
174flag of LibyaLibyaSupreme Court 
175flag of JamaicaJamaicaSupreme Court 
176flag of Hong KongHong KongSupreme Court 
177flag of HungaryHungaryConstitutional Court 
178flag of IcelandIcelandSupreme Court 
179flag of IndiaIndiaSupreme Court 
180flag of IndonesiaIndonesiaSupreme Court 
181flag of IranIranSupreme Court 
182flag of IraqIraqCourt of Cassation 
183flag of IrelandIrelandSupreme Court 
184flag of Isle of ManIsle of ManCourt of Tynwald 
185flag of IsraelIsraelSupreme Court 
186flag of ItalyItalyConstitutional Court 
187flag of JapanJapanSupreme Court 
188flag of Holy SeeHoly Seenone; normally handled by Italy 
189flag of JerseyJerseyRoyal Court 
190flag of JordanJordanCourt of Cassation 
191flag of KazakhstanKazakhstanSupreme Court 
192flag of KenyaKenyaCourt of Appeal High Court 
193flag of KiribatiKiribatiCourt of Appeal High Court 
194flag of KuwaitKuwaitHigh Court of Appeal 
195flag of KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstanSupreme Court 
196flag of LaosLaosSupreme People's Court 
197flag of LatviaLatviaSupreme Court 
198flag of LebanonLebanonfour Courts of Cassation 
199flag of LesothoLesothoHigh Court Court of Appeal Magistrate's Court customary or traditional court 
200flag of LiberiaLiberiaSupreme Court 
201flag of HondurasHondurasSupreme Court of Justice 
202flag of HaitiHaitiCourt of Appeal 
203flag of El SalvadorEl SalvadorSupreme Court 
204flag of French PolynesiaFrench PolynesiaCourt of Appeal Court of the First Instance Court of Administrative Law 
205flag of Equatorial GuineaEquatorial GuineaSupreme Tribunal 
206flag of EritreaEritreaJudiciary 
207flag of EstoniaEstoniaSupreme Court 
208flag of EthiopiaEthiopiaSupreme Court 
209flag of Falkland IslandsFalkland IslandsSupreme Court 
210flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe Islandsnone 
211flag of Federated States of MicronesiaFederated States of MicronesiaSupreme Court 
212flag of FijiFijiSupreme Court 
213flag of FinlandFinlandSupreme Court 
214flag of FranceFranceConstitutional Court 
215flag of French GuianaFrench GuianaCourt of Appeals 
216flag of GabonGabonSupreme Court 
217flag of GuyanaGuyanaSupreme Court of Judicature 
218flag of GeorgiaGeorgiaSupreme Court 
219flag of GermanyGermanyFederal Constitutional Court 
220flag of GhanaGhanaSupreme Court 
221flag of GibraltarGibraltarSupreme Court Court of Appeal 
222flag of GreeceGreeceSupreme Judicial Court Special Supreme Tribunal 
223flag of GrenadaGrenadaSupreme Court 
224flag of GuadeloupeGuadeloupeCourt of Appeal 
225flag of GuamGuamFederal District Court Territorial Superior Court 
226flag of GuatemalaGuatemalaSupreme Court of Justice 
227flag of GuernseyGuernseyRoyal Court 
228flag of Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissaunone; there is a Ministry of Justice in the Council of Ministers 
229flag of GuineaGuineaCourt of Appeal 
230flag of ZimbabweZimbabweSupreme Court 

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