The Judicial System

The Judicial System

In accordance with the NKR Constitution and laws judicial power in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic is exercised by courts. The establishment of extraordinary courts is prohibited in the Republic. 

Courts in NKR are independent. The judges are appointed for life and hold office until the age of 65. Powers of a judge are suspended only by the Constitution and as stipulated by law.

The judicial system of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic has the following structure:

  • Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeal
  • First Instance Courts of general jurisdiction

The Supreme Court is the highest judicial body in the NK. It ensures constitutional justice and within the scopes of its responsibility reviews decisions of the lower level courts. The Supreme Court ensures supremacy of the Constitution and equal application of law.