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."
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.
- 1869–1870 Joseph Stone Williams
- c.1874–1875 William Alexander Parker (afterwards Chief Justice of British Honduras, 1875)
- c.1924 Wilberforce John James Arnold (acting)
- 1959 Lionel Brett
- 1983–1992 Sir John Farley Spry
- 1992–2006 Geoffrey William Martin
- 2007- Charles Wareing Ekins
- Saint Helena Police Service
- Sheriff of Saint Helena
- Attorney General of Saint Helena
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- Art. 153 of the Saint Helena constitution (schedule to the St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009)
- Art. 218 of the Saint Helena constitution (schedule to the St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009)
- Art. 82(3) of the Saint Helena constitution (schedule to the St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009)
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