The Judiciary of Tanzania is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in Tanzania. The current judiciary bases its foundation to the constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania of 1977.
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The Court of Appeal is the supreme court and the final appellate court; it is presided over by the chief justice. The High Court has its headquarters in Dar es Salaam and is itinerant, holding sessions in the regions. It has unlimited civil and criminal jurisdiction and hears appeals arising in the lower courts.
The President of the republic appoints the chief justice and judges, judges of appeal with the advice of the chief justice and High Court judges with the advice of the Judicial Service Commission. Judges of Appeal and High Court judges have tenure of office until retirement