Chief Justice of Tanzania

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The Chief Justice of Tanzania is the highest judge of the mainland of the state United Republic of Tanzania. He is appointed by its President and presides the Court of Appeal of Tanzania.[1]

History[edit]

After the First World War, the former German governed colony Tanganyika was put under British authority in the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.[2] A year later, a High Court was established by an Order in Council and the post of the Chief Justice was formed.[3] Tanganyika became independent in 1961 and after a year was transformed into a republic.[4]

In 1964 it merged with Zanzibar into the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later in that year was renamed to United Republic of Tanzania.[5] Despite the unification both parts of the new state retained their formed judicial system. The Court of Appeal for Tanzania, which has law jurisdiction over the entire state, was inaugurated in 1979.[6]

Chief Justices of Tanganyika[edit]

Chief Justices of Tanzania[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Peter and Bisimba (2007), p. 326
  2. ^ Skinner (2005), . 184
  3. ^ Peter and Bisimba (2007), p. 62
  4. ^ a b Heyns (1997), p. 282
  5. ^ Heyns (1997), p. 283
  6. ^ Peter and Bisimba (2007), p. 102
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 32020. p. 8479. 17 August 1920. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 32953. p. 5162. 4 July 1924. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33537. p. 6100. 24 September 1929. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34037. p. 2115. 30 March 1934. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  11. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34304. p. 4509. 14 July 1936. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  12. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34733. p. 7637. 14 November 1939. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  13. ^ The London Gazette: no. 37133. p. 3140. 15 June 1945. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  14. ^ The London Gazette: no. 39391. p. 6120. 23 November 1951. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  15. ^ The London Gazette: no. 40534. p. 4027. 12 July 1955. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  16. ^ The London Gazette: no. 42039. p. 3575. 20 May 1960. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  17. ^ Fitzwilliams (1980), p. 1369
  18. ^ Sleeman (2003), p. 598
  19. ^ Martin (1974), p. 73
  20. ^ "Barnabas Samatta". The Indian Ocean Newsletter (890). 2 May 2000. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  21. ^ "EAC hails new Chief Justice". The Arusha Times (00479). 28 July – 3 August 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 

References[edit]

  • Chris Maina Peter and Helen K. Bisimba (2007). Law and Justice in Tanzania: Quarter of a Century of the Court of Appeal. Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers. ISBN 9987-449-43-3. 
  • Elizabeth Sleeman, ed. (2003). The International Who's Who 2004. London: Europa Publications Ltd. ISBN 1-85743-217-7. 
  • Richard Fitzwilliams, ed. (1980). The International Who's Who 1981. London: Europa Publications Ltd. ISBN 0-905118-48-0. 
  • Heyns, Christof (1997). Human Rights Law in Africa, 1997. vol. II. The Hague: Kluwer Law International. ISBN 90-411-1113-1. 
  • Martin, Robert (1974). Personal Freedom and the Law in Tanzania: A Study of Socialist State Administration. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
  • Skinner, Annabel (2005). Tanzania & Zanzibar. London: Cadigan Guides. ISBN 1-86011-216-1.