Supreme Court

Article X of the Palau Constitution vests the Supreme Court with judicial power and provides for its operation. The Supreme Court is divided into a Trial Division and an Appellate Division. Cases are adjudicated by a single justice in the Trial Division and appeals are heard by a panel of three justices of the Appellate Division. The Trial Division has jurisdiction over all matters in law and equity. The Appellate Division has jurisdiction to review all decisions of the Trial Division and all decisions of lower courts. There are five non-resident associate justices of the Appellate Division who are appointed to serve in case of conflict of interest of resident justices of the Appellate Division.

Palau Judiciary