Supreme Court cases

0. Registration entry for subjects

0.1 Name

Supreme Court cases

0.2 Subject area


0.3 Responsible authority; office, division, person etc.

Lárus Blöndal
Hagstofu Íslands
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.

0.6 Sources

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. Contents

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. Time

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.

2.3 Punctuality

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. Reliability and security

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. Comparison

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. Access to information

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.

5.3 Reports

Engar sérstakar skýrslur hafa verið útgefnar af hálfu Hagstofunnar.

5.4 Other information

© Hagstofa �slands, �ann 27-8-2008