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Government, Judiciary

legislative branches, public accounts, contentions, highest court, National Assembly

In addition to lower courts and tribunals that cover civil and criminal cases, the Senegal judicial system consists of four higher courts: the Supreme Court, the High Court, the Constitutional Council, and the Council of State. The Supreme Court is the highest court and acts as a court of appeal. The High Court is made up of elected members from the National Assembly and has the power to impeach the president in case of high treason. The Constitutional Council is made up of the president, vice president, and three judges appointed by the president; this court reviews international agreements, disputes between the executive and legislative branches, and disagreements between the Council of State and the Supreme Court. The Council of State hears cases regarding the abuse of power, contentions concerning electoral lists, and irregularities in public accounts.



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