Slovenia’s legal system

The legal system of Slovenia is based on the civil law system, which means that laws are codified and are applied as a whole. The Constitution of Slovenia is the highest law in the country and is based on the principles of separation and balance of power, rule of law and human rights.

The primary sources of Slovenian law are the Constitution, acts of the national legislature (the National Assembly), acts of the executive branch (the Government of Slovenia), and international law. Secondary sources of Slovenian law are judicial decisions and scholarly writings.

The judiciary in Slovenia is independent from the other branches of government and is divided into three levels: district courts, higher courts and the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the country and is responsible for reviewing decisions of the lower courts.

Slovenia is a member of the European Union, and EU law is the highest source of law in the country. EU law is implemented in the country through acts of the national legislature, acts of the government, and international treaties.