Ordinary courts - Sweden

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 Link opens in new windowSupreme 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
  • Link opens in new windowSupreme 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 Link opens in new windowLabour Court (Arbetsdomstolen) and the Link opens in new windowMarket Court (Marknadsdomstolen).


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Last update: 22/10/2015