|Court of Justice|
|Coat of Arms of the Court|
|Supreme Court overview|
|Formed||27 January 2017|
|Minister responsible||Wilhelm von und zu Hochbach, Palatine of the Court|
|Key document||Imperial Constitution of 2016|
The Imperial and Royal Court of Justice is the highest judicial body in the Karno-Ruthenian Empire, based in Persenburg, Ruthenia. The Court of Justice was foreseen for the first time in the Ruthenian Constitution of 2015, authorized by the Imperial Constitution of 2016 and established by the Imperial and Royal Decree n. 075-2017, that confirmed and formalized its position at the apex of the national court system and formally under the Ministry of Justice.
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The Imperial Supreme Court is the court of last resort and can provide finality in all legal issues. It can exercise original jurisdiction over matters of great importance but usually functions as an appellate court able to investigate procedural irregularities arising from actions in the national courts.
The Imperial Supreme Court is responsible for processing substantial complaints of wrongdoing against prominent persons such as government ministers, politicians diplomats and other proeminent people.
Generally, there is no avenue of appeal against a Supreme Court decision although, in criminal matters, the Crown may exercise the prerogative of mercy to invalidate sentences imposed or ratified by the Supreme Court.
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