|Written by Tina Kiiza|
|Wednesday, 02 April 2008|
The Supreme Court is located at Plot 10 Upper Kololo along Seenu Awasthi Terrace. It is the highest court of the land and basically has only appellate jurisdiction. It entertains appeals from the Court of Appeal / Constitutional Court of Uganda; but it has unlimited civil and criminal judisdiction (meaning it can handle any civil matter of any subject matter and can handle any criminal case of any sentence as long as is an appeal from the Court of Appeal).
It is comprised of the Chief Justice (CJ) who is appointed by the president in consultation with the Judicial Service Commission and so are the other judges. He is the head of the judiciary and he is deputized by the Deputy Chief Justice who heads the Court of Appeal and other justices of the Supreme Court who must not be less than five (5) while hearing an Appeal (this is referred to as the quorum required for the court to hear any matter).
The Supreme Court is headed by the Chief Justice and supported by seven (7) Justices with the following quorum.
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