CHAPTER 141
APPELLATE JURISDICTION ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Application.

   3.   Interpretation.

PART II
JURISDICTION OF THE COURT OF APPEAL

   4.   Jurisdiction of Court of Appeal.

PART III
APPEALS TO THE COURT OF APPEAL

   5.   Appeals in civil cases.

   6.   Appeals in criminal cases.

PART IV
APPEALS AND RESERVATIONS ON QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTION

   7.   Appeals to the Court of Appeal for constitutional interpretation.

   8.   Reservation of questions.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AND REPEALS

   9.   Presence of appellant in criminal cases.

   10.   Power to admit to bail or postpone fine.

   11.   Extension of time by High Court.

   12.   Chief Justice may make rules.

   13.   [Transitional Provisions.]

   14.   [Application of this Act.]

   15.   [Repeal of R.L. Caps. 451 and 507.]

CHAPTER 141
THE APPELLATE JURISDICTION ACT

An Act to provide for appeals to the Court of Appeal of the United Republic of Tanzania.

[1st September, 1979]
[G.N. No. 98 of 1979]

Acts Nos.
15 of 1979
17 of 1993
32 of 1994
10 of 1999
25 of 2002

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-3)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Appellate Jurisdiction Act.

2.   Application Act No. 16 of 1984">

   This Act shall apply throughout the United Republic.

3.   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "Constitution" means the Constitution of the United Republic * or the Constitution of Zanzibar, as the case may be;

   "Court of Appeal" means the Court of Appeal of the United Republic of Tanzania established by section 117 of the Constitution of the United Republic *;

   "High Court" means the High Court of Tanzania or the High Court of Zanzibar, as the case may be;

   "judgment" includes a decree, an order, a sentence or decision, or the grounds for any of them.

   (2) For the purposes of this Act, reference to any provision of any procedural or substantive enactment applicable to Mainland Tanzania shall be construed to include reference to a like or similar provision of a corresponding procedural or substantive enactment by the House of Representatives applicable to Zanzibar in relation to the matters to which the former enactment relates.

   (3) For the purposes of this Act, reference to a court subordinate to the High Court shall be construed to include a court subordinate to the High Court of Zanzibar corresponding to the court referred to in this Act.

   (4) For the purposes of this Act, reference to the Director of Public Prosecutions, or to any other public officer on whom any power or function is conferred or imposed under this Act in relation to Mainland Tanzania shall, subject to subsection (5), be construed as including reference to a public officer holding office under the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar and exercising or discharging powers or functions in relation to Zanzibar corresponding to those exercisable or discharged by the Director of Public Prosecutions or other public officer referred to in this Act.

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