Jurisdiction and Competencies

The jurisdictional powers and powers of the People's Supreme Court reside in the courtrooms, which exercise their jurisdiction in the national territory and are competent to know, in accordance with the provisions of the procedural laws of the various matters, of the Appeal resources and Cassation against the sentences issued by the popular provincial courts and territorial military courts, and the Review procedure; The Military Chamber is aware of the Judicial Inspection procedure provided for in the Military Criminal Procedure Law.
The Chambers of the criminal matter, judge, in the first instance, the cases in which it is established in the current procedural laws, and to find out the remedies that are brought against these sentences, a Special Chamber is constituted composed of the President of the Court Supreme People, two presidents of the courtroom, two professional judges and two laymen of any Chamber.
The plenary of the judges of the People's Supreme Court only has jurisdictional functions, when it is constituted in the Chamber of Justice for the purpose of judging, among others, the president, vice president and secretary of the National Assembly of Popular Power; to the members of the Councils of State and of Ministers, to the president, vice-president, professional and lay judges of the People's Supreme Court, and to the Attorney General of the Republic, their deputy prosecutors and other prosecutors of the Attorney General's Office.
The collegiate direction of the Court System is exercised by the Governing Council of the People's Supreme Court, an organ established by the Constitution of the Republic to which it also assigns the legislative initiative and the regulatory power. This body provides general instructions to establish a uniform judicial practice in the interpretation and application of the law.
Among its main functions are to decide, at the request of the National Assembly or the Council of State, on the constitutionality of laws, decree laws and other general provisions; to exercise the legislative initiative in the administration of justice, and to evacuate the general consultations that may be formulated by its own courtrooms, the courts, the Attorney General of the Republic or the Minister of Justice.
The Governing Council is in charge of evaluating and approving the candidates that are presented to the National Assembly of the Popular Power for their election as judges of the People's Supreme Court, and to know and approve the corresponding candidates to the provincial and municipal courts; In addition, to convene opposition exercises or merit contests for the entry or promotion of judges, and organize the system of professional improvement of both judges and auxiliary staff through the Judicial Training School. Likewise, the Governing Council supervises the jurisdictional activity of the courts and approves the budget proposals for the entire Court System.