Supreme Court cases
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Supreme Court cases
0.2 Subject area
0.3 Responsible authority; office, division, person etc.
Sími: 528 1281
0.4 Purpose and history
The aim is to compile data about cases appealed to the Supreme Court. Part of the information stem back from the year 1920 when the Supreme Court was established.
0.5 Users and application
Users who work with data on judicial matters: The Ministry of Justice, politicians, judges, and the public.
Office of the Supreme Court
0.7 Legal basis for official statistics
Act on Statistics Iceland no. 163/2007.
0.8 Response burden
Once a year the office of the Supreme Court send the data to Statistics Iceland
0.9 EEA and EU obligations
1.1 Description of content
The data consist of number of cases appealed to the Supreme Court and number of judgements delivered. The data is also categorised by type of cases and by verdict.
1.2 Statistical concepts
2.1 Reference periods
The calendar year.
2.2 Process time
The process time is short. The data for the number of cases appealed and judgements is collected from the Supreme Court's annual report. The data for cases categorized by type of cases and by verdict is released by the office of the Supreme Court almost in a final version.
The figures for the previous year are accessible in the autumn. Two tables are published in the Statistical Yearbook of Iceland, Landshagir and the same two tables are released as statistical web tables.
2.4 Frequency of releases
Yearly in the Statistical Yearbook of Iceland
Yearly releases of web tables
3.1 Accuracy and reliability
The data is considered reliable and accurate.
3.2 Sources of errors
3.3 Measures on confidence limits/accuracy
4.1 Comparison between periods
Comparison between years is regarded as reliable.
4.2 Comparison with other statistics
4.3 Coherence between preliminary and final statistics
No preliminary figures.
5.1 Forms of dissemination
Statistics, categorised statistical web tables
Statistical Yearbook of Iceland, Landshagir
5.2 Basic data; storage and usability
Part of the data is received in Excel format and is preserved like that. The other part is also preserved in Excel format but is collected from the Supreme Court´s annual report.
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5.4 Other information
© Hagstofa �slands, �ann 27-8-2008