Austria Judicial System

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Judicial system

The judicial system is independent of the executive and legislative branches. The constitution establishes that judges are independent when acting in their judicial function. They cannot be bound by instructions from a higher court (except in cases of appeal) or by another agency. In administrative matters, judges are subordinate to the Ministry for Justice. A judge can be transferred or dismissed only for specific reasons established by law and only after formal court action has been taken. The Austrian judiciary functions only at the federal level, and thus there is no separate court system at the provincial level.

You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

European e-Justice Portal - Judicial systems
Judiciary of Austria - Wikipedia
The Austrian Legal System and Laws: a Brief Overview
A Concise Overview of the Austrian Legal System -

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