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Court of Final Appeal
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese澳門終審法院
Simplified Chinese澳门终审法院
Portuguese name
PortugueseTribunal de Última Instância de Macau

The Court of Final Appeal of Macau (Portuguese: Tribunal de Última Instância de Macau; Chinese: 澳門終審法院) is the court with the final adjudication power on laws of Macau. Prior to 1999, the highest court was the Higher Court of Justice of Macau and prior to that the Court of Appeal of the Judiciary District of Lisbon in Portugal.[1]

Under the Basic Law of Macau, which is the constitutional document of the region, Macau remains the previous legal jurisdiction. On the other hand, the power of interpretation of the Basic Law itself, being part of the national law, is vested in the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China (NPCSC) in accordance with the Basic Law. However, the same Article delegates such power to the courts of Macau for interpretation while handling court cases.


As of July 2023, the judges of the court include the following:[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Office at the Courts of Final Appeal and Second Instance". Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  2. ^ "Tribunal de Última Instância > Lista dos Juízes". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2023-07-10.