Saint Helena Supreme Court

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Article 82(3) of the Constitution of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha provides that "the Supreme Court shall possess and may exercise all the jurisdiction which is vested in, or is capable of being exercised by, Her Majesty's High Court of Justice in England."[1]

It is one of four judicial courts that exist in Saint Helena, the other three being the Court of Appeal, the Magistrates Court and the Juvenile Court. Saint Helena is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom and follows English law.

The Supreme Court of St Helena has jurisdiction over the entire territory (i. e., Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha).[2][3]

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  1. ^ Art. 82(3) of the Saint Helena constitution (schedule to the St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009)
  2. ^ Art. 153 of the Saint Helena constitution (schedule to the St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009)
  3. ^ Art. 218 of the Saint Helena constitution (schedule to the St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009)

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