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The High Court consists
of the Chief Justice and the High Court Judges and Judicial Commissioners of
the High Court. The High Court has original unlimited Jurisdiction to hear both
civil and criminal cases as a court of first instance. In addition, the High
Court also has revisionary jurisdiction over all subordinate Courts in both
civil and criminal matters.
Proceedings heard in the
High Court are usually dealt with by a single Judge on the bench. Special
circumstances apply to capital offences, where the case will be dealt with two
Judges on the bench.
In its appellate
Jurisdiction, the High Court considers appeals in criminal and civil matters
against the decisions of the Subordinate Courts.