Jurisdiction of The Court
The Court of Appeal had jurisdiction in constitutional, criminal and civil matters which includes appeals:-
- Enforcing fundamental rights and freedoms (Arts. 16-27 of the Constitution);
- Subject to section 11 of the Court of Appeal Act, from any judgment or order given or made in civil proceedings;
- From persons convicted on information in the Supreme Court pursuant to section 12 of the Court of Appeal act;
- From the Industrial Tribunal under section 64 of the Industrial Relations Act Chapter 321;
- From Courts Martial under section 137 of the of the Defence Act chapter 211;
- From offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act, chapter 93 (except forfeiture orders under section 47);
- From the Disciplinary Tribunal of The Bar Council under section 54 of the Legal Profession Act, Chapter 64;
- From the Medical Council and Disciplinary Committee of the Medical Council under section 23 of the Medical Act Chapter 224.
The Court also has jurisdiction to hear appeals from interlocutory decisions in civil cases in the Supreme Court – usually with the leave of the trial judge, or of the Court of Appeal.