The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the final appellate body of the whole court system of the country.

It has the original and exclusive jurisdiction in all matters relating to the enforcement or interpretation of the Constitution and all matters arising as to whether an enactment was made in excess of the powers conferred on Parliament or any other authority or person by law or under the Constitution.

The Court has appellate jurisdiction to the exclusion of the Court of Appeal, and determines matters relating to the conviction of a person for high treason. Appeals from the National House of Chiefs are heard by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court also has supervisory jurisdiction over all Courts in the country.

The Court is to consist of not less than nine (9) Justices of the Supreme Court. For its work, the Court is duly constituted by five (5) Justices.

Currently there are eleven (11) Justices of the Supreme Court.

 

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