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Supreme Court of St Helena

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The Supreme Court of St Helena together with the St Helena Court of Appeal are the Senior Courts of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. The Supreme Court of St Helena was first established in 1839 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, His 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 in place prior to 2006, as well as legislation from the local legislature. Chief justices The Chief Justice and other judges are appointed by letters patent on the recommendation of the Governor. *1836-1863: William Wilde (1st Chief J
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