The Supreme Court of Judicature of Belize is one of three tiers of courts in Belize, the lower ones being the Magistrate's Courts and the Court of Appeal. It is a court of original jurisdiction in both civil and criminal cases as well as an appellate court. It is governed by the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (SCJA).Use our Belize City online holiday planner to add Supreme Court of Belize and other attractions to your Belize City vacation plans.
The Supreme Court consists of three judges. Under Chapter 7 of the Constitution of Belize, the Chief Justice is appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Prime Minister. The PM directly appoints the other two judges, known as Puisne Justices. The Supreme Court has had Chief Justices not only from Belize and other Caribbean countries, but from as far afield as Sierra Leone (Abdulai Conteh), Uganda (Samuel Awich, acting) and Palestine (Taufik Cotran).
Section 40 of the SCJA divides Belize into three districts for judicial purposes, each consisting of two political districts. Section 46 names the place where the Supreme Court shall sit in each district. The districts are: The Northern District, comprising Corozal District and Orange Walk District; the Supreme Court sits at the Court House in Corozal TownThe Central District, comprising Belize District and Cayo District; the Supreme Court sits at the Court House in Belize CityThe Southern District, comprising Stann Creek District and Toledo District; the Supreme Court sits at the Court House in Dangriga
The Supreme Court holds four sessions per year in each of the three districts, for a total of twelve sessions.
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