This section provides information on the organisation of ordinary courts in Sweden.
Ordinary courts – introduction
General courts deal with criminal and civil cases. They are organised in a three-tier system:
- District courts (tingsrätt)
- Courts of appeal (hovrätt) and
- The Supreme Court (Högsta domstolen).
The general administrative courts deal with cases relating to public administration They are organised in a three-tier system:
- County administrative courts (länsrätt)
- Administrative courts of appeal (kammarrätt) and
- Supreme Administrative Court (Högsta förvaltningsdomstolen).
In addition, a number of special courts and tribunals have been established to hear specific kinds of cases and matters, such as the Labour Court (Arbetsdomstolen) and the Market Court (Marknadsdomstolen).
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Last update: 22/10/2015