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Appeal Court only completed 10 per cent of cases in 2015

Published:Friday | May 20, 2016 | 3:13 PM

The latest Economic and Social Survey has revealed that the Court of Appeal only completed 10 percent of the cases it was scheduled to hear in 2015.

Last year, the Appeal Court had 1,640 cases listed but only completed 169.

According to the survey, of the 1,640 cases only 253 were new as the others were brought forward from previous years.

Civil cases also outnumbered criminal cases in the Appeals court last year accounting for 57 per cent of the caseload.

Meanwhile, the Resident Magistrate's Court performed better than the Appeal Court last year completing 46 percent of its caseload.