Judicial System of Namibia

Supreme court: Supreme Court

Ministry: Justice

The constitution provides for an independent judiciary and includes 25 entrenched clauses regarding fundamental human rights and freedoms. There is no death sentence.

The judicial system comprises the Supreme Court, presided over by a chief justice, the High Court, presided over by a judge president, and the lower and magistrates’ courts. The Supreme Court serves as a constitutional court and a final court of appeal. Appeals from the lower courts come before the High Court in the first instance.

Judges are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission.