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„The constitutional jurisdiction of the Republic of Austria… is truly the most original institution of the Federal Constitution of 1st October 1920.“
Adolf Merkl, Die Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in Österreich, in: Verwaltungsarchiv 1933, S. 219.

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11.04.2018 ...

Constitutional Court complete again: New President Brigitte Bierlein, Vice-President Christoph Grabenwarter, three new judges

As three Members reached retirement age at the end of 2017, the vacancies had to be filled.

05.12.2017 G 258/2017 ua ...

Distinction between marriage and registered partnership violates ban on discrimination

The Constitutional Court repeals legal provisions which distinguish between opposite-sex and same-sex couples as of the end of 31 December 2018.

02.10.2017 ...

„The historically best model“: Holzinger calls for more efforts regarding the rule of law.

On the Constitutional Day the President of the Austrian Constitutional Court recalls the dangers for a democratic state.

30.06.2017 G 53/2017 ...

Expropriation of Hitler’s Birthplace by Law is not Unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court rejects the application by the former owner of the house. Expropriation is the only means to ensure full power of disposal by the Republic of Austria.

01.07.2016 W I 6/2016 ...

Run Off Election of the Federal President must be repeated

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the runoff election of the Federal President must be repeated in its entirety in all of Austria.

Die Mitglieder des östereichischen Verfassungsgerichtshofes

Members of the Constitutional Court: Overview

More information about the activity of the Members of the Constitutional Court


Activity Reports

The activity reports of the Constitutional Court contain statistics on number of cases, duration of proceedings etc.


Citizens’ Service

For personal inquiries please contact the citizens' service

The History of the Constitutional Court: An Overview

The History of the Constitutional Court

An Overview

The Building


Frequently Asked Questions


Questions and answers on the Constitutional Court

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