CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

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AUSTRIA
CONSTITUTIONAL COURT
VERFASSUNGSGERICHTSHOF

The Constitutional Court (widely referred to by the initials VfGH) is one of Austria's three supreme courts. Its responsibilities include resolving conflicts as to legislative powers (arising, for example, between different Länder or between a particular Land and the Federal State), testing the legality of official ordinances and, in particular, ruling whether a particular law is unconstitutional. The Court is composed of a President, Vice-President, twelve other members and six substitute members, all appointed by the Federal President (the President, Vice-President, six members and three substitutes on the proposal of the government and the remainder on the proposal of the legislature).


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