Judicial System of Tuvalu
Supreme court: High Court
Ministry: Office of the Attorney-General
The High Court has unlimited original jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases and deals with more serious cases. It is presided over by the chief justice and hears appeals from the magistrates’ courts and the eight island courts, which have limited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters.
Appeals from the High Court are heard by the Court of Appeal and the final court of appeal is the UK’s Privy Council.
The lands courts deal with disputes over customary land, and appeals from the lands courts are heard by the Lands Court Appeal Panel, then to the senior magistrate and then the High Court (but only on questions of law).