Privy Council

The full name of this body is the Judicial Committee of Her Majesty’s Privy Council. This is the final court of appeal for the Turks and Caicos Islands.

To take an appeal to the Privy Council, the appellant must have been granted leave by the Court of Appeal whose decision is being appealed. In the absence of leave, permission to appeal must be granted by the Privy Council. In some cases, there is an appeal as of right and a slightly different procedure applies.

The Privy Council also has the jurisdiction, under section 85(6) of the Constitution to consider a request of the Governor under s 85(7) of the Constitution to remove a judge or Magistrate from office.