Saint Helena Supreme Court

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The Saint Helena Supreme Court was established in 1839.[1] and has jurisdiction over the entire territory (i. e., Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha).[2][3]

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."[4]

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 Chief Justice and other judges are appointed by Letters Patent on the recommendation of the Governor.

Chief Justices:

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  1. ^ Smallman, David. Quincentenary: A Story of St Helena, 1502–2002. 
  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)
  4. ^ Art. 82(3) of the Saint Helena constitution (schedule to the St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009)
  5. ^ https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Men-at-the-Bar.djvu/545
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24064. p. 591. 10 February 1874.
  7. ^ "Saint Helena-Prison Island". Napoleon.org. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Spry, Sir John Farley (1910–1999) Knight" (PDF). Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "JUDGE GEOFFREY WILLIAM MARTIN OBE (G46-54)" (PDF). Society of Old Framlintonians. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Fifth Anniversary for Chief Justice". South Atlantic Media Services, Ltd. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 

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