Imperial High Court

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The Imperial High Court has only one judge (the Emperor) and tries only one crime (Treason against the Imperium by a peer).

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The Imperial High Court (within the Imperial Criminal Courts system) has only one judge and that is the Emperor. It tries only one crime: Treason against the Imperium by a peer.
Treason by lesser persons are tried in the normal Imperial Criminal Courts.

A high court is always convened on the authority of an Imperial Proclamation, which formally accuses the defendant and orders his arrest if this has not already been done. It defines what rules of evidence and law the trial will follow, and sets a time and place for the trial. High Court trials are usually held on Capital, in the Imperial Palace.

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