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This is a list of the highest court (supreme court) in each country. Some countries choose to designate certain areas of law to different courts, meaning that they have more than one "supreme" court.
List of supreme courts
States recognised by the United Nations
States recognised by at least one United Nations member
States not recognised by any United Nations members
|Artsakh||Supreme Court of Artsakh|
|Somaliland||Supreme Court of Somaliland|
|Transnistria||Supreme Court of Transnistria|
Sui generis entities
|European Union||European Court of Justice|
|Sovereign Military Order of Malta||Magistral Court of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta|
There are a number of international courts that are the highest courts of appeal for members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), European Union (EU), and some of the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations respectively. However, the members of those organisations do sometimes have high courts of their own and their jurisdiction may be limited: for example the EU's court of justice can only interpret EU law and treaties, domestic cases cannot be appealed.
- * This court is not independent of either the legislature and/or executive of that country.
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- On matters of state law, the decisions of a state supreme court are considered final and binding on state and even United States federal courts.