COURT OF APPEAL/ CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Second highest in the land, and cases are heard by Judges of the Court of Appeal/ Constitutional Court. Now, under the law, the Court of Appeal and the Constitutional court are at the same level although these courts carry out very different tasks.

a) Court of Appeal: This court handles appeals. For example, if you are not happy with a decision of the High court, then you appeal to this court to go over this decision and see if it was fair or not.

b) Constitutional Court: Now this court is in charge with interpreting the Constitution. Recently for
example, the Constitutional Court held hearings in Mbale after some people said the way MPs
voted was unconstitutional. The Constitutional court will then decide.

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