The Supreme Court of Honduras (Spanish: Corte Suprema de Justicia de Honduras; CSJ) is the Supreme Court and Constitutional Court of Honduras. The Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in Honduras.

On 27 May 2009, the Administrative Law Tribunal issued an injunction against holding the poll at the request of the Honduran Attorney General Luis Alberto Rubi. On 16 June the Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the 27 May injunction. On 18 June, the Administrative Law Tribunal ordered Zelaya to comply with the ruling in writing within five days. On 26 June the Supreme Court unanimously found that the Presidency had not complied with the 18 June court order, and issued a sealed order to detain President Manuel Zelaya for the purposes of taking a statement.[13][14][15][16] This precipitated some of th

There are four chambers — civil, criminal, constitutional, and labor[1] — with a certain number of justices assigned to each chamber as established in the 316th article of the Constitution.[2][3] It has fourteen constitutional powers and duties, including:[4]

  1. Organize and direct the Judiciary;
  2. Knowledge of legal proceedings involving senior officials of State, when the National Congress has declared to lead to formation of the facts;
  3. Identifying the second instance of matters Courts Appeals have met in the first instance;
  4. To hear extradition cases and the other to be judged according to international law;
  5. To hear appeals under, review and unconstitutional under this constitution and the Law;
  6. Authorize the exercise of notary who have obtained the law degree;
  7. Meet the preliminary hearing at first instance against the Judges of the Appellate Courts;
  8. To appoint and dismiss judges and judges on a proposal Council of the Judiciary;
  9. Publish the Judicial Laws (Gaceta Judicial);
  10. Prepare the draft budget of the judiciary and send to Congress;
  11. To set the division of territory for jurisdictional purposes;
  12. Create, delete, merge or transfer the Courts, Courts Appeals and other units of the Judiciary;
  13. To issue its own internal regulations and other necessary things to fulfill their duties and;
  14. The other powers conferred by the Constitution and Laws.


The court has 15 Judges:[5][6]