Courts-Martial Appeals Act, 1983

Appeal to the Supreme Court.

14.—(1) The determination by the Court of any appeal or other matter which it has power to determine shall be final, and no appeal shall lie from the Court to the Supreme Court, unless the Court or the Attorney General shall certify that the decision involves a point of law of exceptional public importance and that it is desirable in the public interest that an appeal by the person convicted should be taken to the Supreme Court, in which case an appeal may be brought by him to the Supreme Court, the decision of which shall be final and conclusive.

(2) Where, on a question of law, an appeal to the Court is decided in favour of the appellant, the respondent to the appeal may, without prejudice to the decision in favour of the appellant, refer the question of law to the Supreme Court for determination.

(3) The statement of the question of law to be referred to the Supreme Court under subsection (2) of this section shall be settled by the Attorney General.

(4) The Supreme Court shall assign counsel to argue in support of the decision referred to in subsection (2) of this section.