The St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009

Appointment of judges and judicial officers
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90.  (1)  The Governor, on instructions from Her Majesty given through a Secretary of State, shall appoint—

(a)the Chief Justice and any other judges of the Supreme Court; and

(b)the President of the Court of Appeal and the Justices of Appeal.

(2) The Governor, acting in accordance with the recommendation of the Chief Justice, if the person holding that office is available, shall appoint any acting judge of the Supreme Court.

(3) The Governor, acting in accordance with the recommendation of the President of the Court of Appeal, if the person holding that office is available, shall appoint any Acting Justice of Appeal.

(4) The Governor, acting in accordance with the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission, shall appoint any judicial officers.

(5) Before entering upon the duties of the office, every holder of a judicial office referred to in this section shall make an oath or affirmation of allegiance and the judicial oath or affirmation in the forms set out in the Schedule.