Overview

The Supreme Court comprises the High Court and the Court of Appeal, which handle different types of criminal proceedings.

The High Court deals with the following types of criminal matters:

  • trial of criminal offences in its original jurisdiction;
  • appeals from decisions of the State Courts;
  • revision in respect of criminal proceedings and matters dealt with by the State Courts; and
  • questions of law reserved for the High Court’s consideration by way of special cases submitted by the State Courts.

The Court of Appeal hears:

  • appeals against decisions made by the High Court in the exercise of its original criminal jurisdiction; and
  • questions of law reserved for its consideration / criminal references, from criminal matters heard by the High Court in its original, appellate or revisionary jurisdiction.
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