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   Publications: Judiciary

Arab Judicial Structures
A Study Presented To The United Nations Development Program
by Nathan J. Brown

  Specialized Courts and their jurisdictions  
Algeria
  • Military courts: crimes committed in military zones in association with members of the armed forces
  • Audit Court: state finances
  • High Court of State: crimes by the president
  • Council of State: administrative cases
  • Tribunal of Conflicts: settle conflicts between the Council of State and the Supreme Court
  • Egypt  
    • Security courts
    • Military courts
    • Court of Ethics
    • Parties Court
    • Supreme Constitutional Court
    • Council of state (administrative cases)
    Jordan
  • Two special quasi-judicial bodies:
    1. The High Tribunal
    2. The Special Tribunal
    - Military and state security
    Kuwait
  • Specialized constitutional court
  • Military courts
  • Lebanon
  • Military courts
  • Court of Audit
  • The Judicial Council
  • The Supreme Council
  • The Constitutional Council
  • Morocco
  • Military courts
  • High Court of Justice
  • Constitutional Council
  • Palestine/ Palestinian National Authority
  • State Security Court, which has two structures:
    1. The Supreme State Security Court
    2. The regular State Security Court
    - Elections Court
    Saudi Arabia
  • Committee for the Settlement of Commercial Disputes
  • Board of Grievances
  • Labor Board
  • Other similar bodies for monetary, traffic, and customs
  • Sudan
  • A constitutional court
  • A special Employees Justice Chamber
  • Local tribunals
  • Special Courts
  • Syria
  • Military field courts.
  • Economic Security Courts.
  • Supreme State Security Court.
  • Council of State (administrative cases)
  • Supreme Constitutional Court
  • Tunisia
    • Military courts
    • Council of State
    • High Court.
    • Constitutional Council
    United Arab Emirates
  • The UAE does not have specialized courts.
  • Yemen
  • There are no specialized courts, though there are specialized chambers within courts of general jurisdictions
  • The constitution prohibits special courts
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