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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