Friday, October 4, 2019

Icelandic Supreme Court Celebrates Its Centennial on Sunday

Our friends at the Law Library of Congress tell us that this Sunday, October 6, 2019, will mark the centennial of the Icelandic Law on the Supreme Court of October 6, 1919 (Lög om hæstarjett Nr. 22 af 6 okt. 1919), which provided for the establishment of a Supreme Court in Iceland. The Supreme Court replaced the National Court (Landsyfirréttur), whose decisions could be appealed to the Supreme Court of Denmark.

The Supreme Court of Iceland became the highest court of the land, and the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Denmark was no longer recognized (art. 1).

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