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The Gambia Independence Order 1965

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Appeals to Her Majesty in Council and to Judicial Committee

13.—(1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (3) of this section, no appeal shall lie to Her Majesty in Council, whether as of right or by leave either of Her Majesty in Council or of any court established for The Gambia, from any decision given in any civil or criminal matter by any such court.

(2) The Judicial Committee shall have and exercise the jurisdiction in respect of appeals from the Court of Appeal and in respect of proceedings concerning judges of the Court of Appeal and of the Supreme Court that, in the law of The Gambia, is conferred on the Committee by Chapter VII of the Constitution, and the provisions of the Judicial Committee Act 1833 and of any rules made thereunder from time to time shall, in so far as they relate to the powers of the Committee and the procedure to be adopted with respect to proceedings before the Committee, apply in relation to proceedings before the Committee under the said Chapter VII and for that purpose shall be construed with such modifications, adaptations, qualifications and exceptions as may be necessary by reason of the nature of those proceedings or otherwise to bring them into conformity with the provisions of this Order.

(3) Any appeal or petition for special leave to appeal to Her Majesty in Council from a decision given by the Court of Appeal established by the existing Orders, being an appeal or a petition that is pending immediately before the commencement of this Order and—

(a)in the case of an appeal, is one in which the records have been registered in the Office of the Privy Council before the commencement of this Order; or

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