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Supreme Courts (Highest Instance)

The highest court is the Supreme Court, located in Tripoli, whose members are appointed by the General People’s Congress.

Supreme Court

Appellate Courts

The Court of Appeal hears appeals from the courts of first instance. There are three courts of Appeal in Lybia in Benghazi, Tripoli and Sabha. A separate body called the Sharia’a Court of Appeals hears cases appealed from the lower court involving Sharia’a.

Court of Appeal Benghazi
Court of Appeal Sabha
Court of Appeal Tripoli
Sharia’a Court of Appeals

First Instance Courts

The courts of first instance hear appeals from summary courts and have original jurisdiction over all matters outside the competence of summary courts.

Courts of First instance

Minor Courts Justices of the Peace

The summary courts are at the lowest level. It's juridisdiction extends to cases nvolving small amounts in dispute and to minor misdemeanours.

Summary Courts

Other Courts

Sitting outside of the judicial hierarchy is the Court of the People, created by Law No. 5 of 1988 to hear certain types of political and economic cases.

Court of the People

Judiciary (general)

The Supreme Council for Judicial Authority

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