Composition and jurisdiction of the environment and land court

Describe the composition and jurisdiction of the environment and land court

Composition and jurisdiction of the environment and land court

  • The Court shall be a superior court of record with the status of the High Court.
  • The Court consists of the Presiding Judge and such number of Judges as may be determined by the Judicial Service Commission from time to time.
  • The Presiding Judge shall hold office for a non-renewable term of five years
  • The Presiding-Judge shall have supervisory powers over the Court and shall report to the Chief Justice.
  • In the absence of the Presiding Judge or in the event of a vacancy in the office of the Presiding Judge, the judges of the Court may elect any other Judge of the Court to exercise the functions of the Presiding Judge.

Jurisdiction of the environment and land court include;

  • Relating to environmental planning and protection of climate issues.
  • Relating to compulsory acquisition of land
  • Relating to land administration and management
  • Relating to public, private and community land and contracts.
  • Any other disputes relating to environment and land.



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