The Constitutional Court/ Court of Appeal of Uganda occupies the third and fourth floors at Twed Towers along Kafu Road, Nakasero,Kampala. It came into being following the promulgation of the 1995 Constitution, and the enactment of the Judicature Statute, 1996. Article 134 of the Constitution established the structure of the Court of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal is the second highest court in the land. While presiding over matters , it is duly constituted when it consists of an odd number of not less than three (3) justices of the Court of Appeal. It is this court that constitutes itself into a Constitutional Court in accordance with the Constitution to hear constitutional cases.
The Constitutional Court consists of fifteen (15) justices and handles the matters, issues or cases concerning the interpretation of the Constitution When presiding over a constitutional matter, there must be a quorum of at least five (5) justices of the court.
The procedure, powers and jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal are regulated by the Court of Appeal rules:-
The functions of the Court of Appeal denoted differ from the functions of the judiciary; these are to: -
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