COURT OF APPEAL

The establishment of the Court of Appeal is prescribed in clause 130 of the Constitution of Zambia.

130. There is established the Court of Appeal which consists of such number of judges as prescribed.

131.

  1. The Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to hear appeals from—
    • the High Court;
    • other courts, except for matters under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court; and
    • quasi-judicial bodies, except a local government elections tribunal.
  2. An appeal from a decision of the Court of Appeal shall be made to the Supreme Court with leave of the Court of Appeal

132.

  1. The Court of Appeal shall be constituted by an uneven number of not less than three judges, except when hearing an appealing an interlocutory matter.
  2. The Court of Appeal shall be constituted by one judge when hearing an interlocutory matter

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