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Judiciary in Lebanon

The judicial branch is of:

  • Four Courts of Cassation (three courts for civil and commercial cases and one court for criminal cases)
  • The Constitutional Council (called for in the Ta'if Accord) rules on constitutionality of laws
  • The Supreme Council hears charges against the president and prime minister as needed.
  • A system of military courts that also has jurisdiction over civilians for the crimes of espionage, treason, and other crimes that are considered to be security-related.

Ministries in Lebanon

  • Ministry of Justice