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The Special Court of Indictment and Revision
(Den Særlige Klageret)

The Special Court of Indictment and Revision was founded in 1939 and is by law located and administrated at the Danish Supreme Court.

The Special Court of Indictment and Revision consists of 5 members - one Supreme Court judge, one High Court judge, one county court judge, one professor of law and one lawyer. The Supreme Court judge functions as chairman. The members are recommended by the Minister of Justice and appointed by the Queen for a term of 10 years, whereupon they cannot be reappointed.

The Special Court of Indictment and Revision processes complaints against judges and deputy judges, applications for resumption of criminal cases, appeals regarding refusal of resumption of a judgement given in default and complaints about the courts exclusion of an appointed defense lawyer in criminal cases. The Special Court of Indictment and Revision also acts as a disciplinary court in cases of suspension or removal of a judge from office.

The Special Court of Indictment and Revision cannot review a judge’s judicial decisions. In cases of complaints against judges The Special Court of Indictment and Revision can state criticism or issue a fine, if it is found that the judge has behaved improper or unseemly in his acts in office. A complaint regarding improper or unseemly behavior of a judge or deputy judge has to be filed within 4 weeks after the incident has occurred or has been known to the complainant. A judgment in these cases can be appealed to the Supreme Court. 

An application for resumption of a criminal case can be filed to The Special Court of Indictment and Revision when there is no possibility of appeal left. The decision of The Special Court of Indictment and Revision cannot be appealed.

An appeal regarding exclusion of an appointed defense lawyer from a criminal case has to be filed within one week from the exclusion to the court where the decision of exclusion has been made. The decision of The Special Court of Indictment and Revision cannot be appealed.

The address of The Special Court of Indictment and Revision is:

Den Særlige Klageret
Prins Jørgens Gård 13
1218 København K

 

Til top Sidst opdateret: 16-11-2011 
Den Særlige KlageretseperatorPrins Jørgens Gård 13seperator1218 København K.seperatorTelefon: 33632750 seperatorEmail: densaerligeklageret@hoejesteret.dk