The High Court

The High Court is duly constituted by a single Judge unless he is required to sit with a jury or assessors. Unless otherwise specified by the Constitution, it has original jurisdiction in all matters, civil and criminal.

The Court has appellate jurisdiction as may be conferred on it by the Constitution or any other law.

Currently, it serves as the appellate body for appeals from criminal judgment of the Circuit Courts, all appeals from the District Courts, the Juvenile Courts and the Family Tribunals.

It has supervisory jurisdiction over all Lower Courts in the country. The High Court also has jurisdiction to enforce the Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution.

Currently, there are 108 Justices of the High Court.

 

 Divisions of the High Court

  • Commercial
  • Land
  • General Jurisdiction
  • Divorce and Matrimonial
  • Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Industrial/Labour
  • Criminal
  • Financial and
  • Human Rights

 

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