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Old October 21st, 2009, 03:00 PM   #41
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Old March 27th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #42
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The Belgian Supreme Court in Brussels is situated in a modest 19-century building in the city center. It's a discrete facade, like the Court itselfs...

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I thought this was the highest (= supreme) court in Belgium (Hof van Cassatie):


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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #43
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Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (MEXICO)

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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:16 PM   #44
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Palazzo della Corte di Cassazione, Rome


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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #45
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Ali'iolani Hale, Hawai'i Supreme Court

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Old March 29th, 2013, 08:26 PM   #46
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Supreme Court of Argentina in Buenos Aires:


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Supreme Court of Indonesia, Jakarta:

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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:52 PM   #48
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Swedish supreme court, housed in the Bonde Palace built 1662-1667


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Old July 24th, 2013, 11:06 AM   #49
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Supreme Court of Ukraine
The Court was originally established on March 11, 1923.

the first buiding of the Court

Supreme Court of Ukraine moved into the Klovsky Palace in 2009.
The Baroque building was constructed between 1752 and 1756 with funds provided by Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.


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Old July 25th, 2013, 06:50 AM   #50
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High Court of Australia (Canberra, Australia)

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Old July 25th, 2013, 07:30 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by tommolo View Post
This is a building fitting to the opulence and magnitude of the Roman tradition.

In fact, it looks as if it comes straight out of a painting in this picture.

Grand, imposing, massive, regal... these are words that describe this beautiful building.
Non nobis Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 06:34 AM   #52
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The humble Supreme Court of the Philippines


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What a majestic building in Canada. It's beautiful. It really looks like a court.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 02:56 AM   #54
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The Brussels Palace of Justice:

Most likely the largest building in this tread. It's also the largest building of the 19th century. It's actually a wet dream of the megalomanian king Leopold II.

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It's the seat of the Hof van Cassatie (Court of Cassation) which is the highest normal court. There is also the Grondwettelijk Hof (Constitutional Court) but that's not a real court, it's only almost invisible for the public.

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New York State Court of Appeals in the capital Albany. (the Highest Court in NYS)
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Again, Indonesia .

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Correction: Indonesian Supreme Court by Joe Mud, on Flickr
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The Federal Constitutional Court (German: Bundesverfassungsgericht, or BVerfG) is a supreme constitutional court established by the constitution or Basic Law of Germany. Since its inception with the beginning of the Federal Republic of Germany, the court has been located in the city of Karlsruhe—intentionally distanced from the other federal institutions in Berlin (earlier in Bonn) and other cities.
The main task of the court is judicial review, and it may declare legislation unconstitutional, thus rendering them ineffective. In this respect, it is similar to other supreme courts with judicial review powers, like the Supreme Court of the United States; yet the Court possesses a number of additional powers, and is regarded as among the most interventionist and powerful national courts in the world. Unlike other supreme courts, the constitutional court is not an integral stage of the judicial or appeals process (aside from in cases concerning constitutional or public international law), and does not serve as a regular appellate court from lower courts or the Federal Supreme Courts on any violation of federal laws.
The court's jurisdiction is focused on constitutional issues and the compliance of all governmental institution with the constitution. Constitutional amendments or changes passed by the Parliament are subject to its judicial review, since they have to be compatible with the most basic principles of the Grundgesetz (per the 'eternity clause'[note 1]).
The court's practice of enormous constitutional control frequency on the one hand, and the continuity in judicial restraint and political revision on the other hand, have created a unique defender of the Grundgesetz since World War II and given it a significant role in Germany's modern democracy.


The Federal Court of Justice of Germany (German: Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) in Karlsruhe is the highest court in the system of ordinary jurisdiction (ordentliche Gerichtsbarkeit) in Germany. It is the supreme court (court of last resort) in all matters of criminal and private law. A decision handed down by the BGH can only be reversed by the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany in rare cases when the Constitutional Court rules on constitutionality (compatibility with the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany).


The Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) is one of the five federal supreme courts of Germany. It is the court of the last resort for generally all cases of administrative law, mainly disputes between citizens and the state. It hears appeals from the Oberverwaltungsgerichte, or Superior Administrative Courts, which, in turn, are the courts of appeals for decisions of the Verwaltungsgerichte (Administrative Courts).
However, cases concerning social security law belong to the jurisdiction of the Sozialgerichte (Social Courts) with the Bundessozialgericht as federal court of appeals, and cases of tax and customs law are decided by the Finanzgerichte (Finance Courts), and, ultimately, by the Bundesfinanzhof.
The Bundesverwaltungsgericht has its seat at the former Reichsgericht (Imperial Court of Justice) building in Leipzig.


The Federal Social Court (Bundessozialgericht) is the German federal court of appeals for social security cases, mainly cases concerning the public health insurance, long-term care insurance, pension insurance and occupational accident insurance schemes. Trial courts for these cases are the Sozialgerichte (Social Courts). Appeals against decisions of these courts are heard by the Landessozialgerichte (Superior State Social Courts), before the cases may wind up at the Bundessozialgericht.
The Bundessozialgericht is located in the city of Kassel.


The Federal Finance Court (Bundesfinanzhof) is one of five federal supreme courts of Germany. It is the federal court which is in charge of matters of tax and customs, which are previously sued to the subordinate instance, namely the Finance Courts and which are contested after that.
The Federal Finance Court was established in 1950 (succeeding the supreme Finance Court of German Reich - Reichsfinanzhof - established in 1918). It is seated in Munich.

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For post-war times it's an exceptional beauty actually, I'd say.
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I wish we had some more beautiful courthouses in The Netherlands. It would make my work much more interesting.
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