The Supreme Court also fulfills the functions of a constitutional court in it's constitutional review chamber.
Here the Court hears petitions for constitutional review and decides on significant constitutional issues
Constitutional Review Chamber of Supreme Court
Supreme Court (Highest Instance)
In the role of court of cassation, the court accepts matters for proceedings if the statements presented in the appeal
allow an opinion that the court of appeal has applied a provision of substantive law incorrectly or has materially
violated a procedural right that may involve an incorrect judicial decision. The Supreme Court is comprised of a Civil,
a Administrative, a Criminal and a Constitutional Review Chamber. The Total of judges, divided over it's chamber is 28 ,
including the chief justice.
Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia (Tartu)
The decisions of county, city and administrative courts are reviewed by courts of appeal (circuit courts) in the second
instance by way of appeal proceedings on the basis of an appeal, appeal against a ruling or a protest.
There are 46 judges all together divided over the three circuit courts.
Court of Appeal Tallin
Court of Appeal Tartu
Court of Appeal Viru (Jõhvi)
First Instance Courts
All civil, criminal and misdemeanour matters in first instance
Harju County Court
Pärnu County Court
Tartu County Court
Viru County Court
Administrative Courts (First Instance)
Adjudication of disputes in public law and grant of permission to take administrative measures
in the cases provided by law.
Tallinn Administrative Court
Tartu Administrative Court
Court of Audit
State Audit Office
Jurisprudence (Case Law)
Administrative Decisions of the Supreme Court
Database of court statistics and judicial decisions (KOLA)
Estonian Association of Judges