High Court of Kerala
is the highest court in the Indian state
and in the Union Territory
. The High Court of Kerala is headquartered at Kochi
. Drawing its powers from the Constitution of India
, the High Court has the power to issue directions, orders and writs
including the writs of habeas corpus
, quo warranto
for ensuring the enforcement of the Fundamental Rights
guaranteed by the Constitution to citizens or for other specified purposes. The High Court is empowered with original, appellate
and revisional jurisdiction in civil as well as criminal matters, and the power to answer references to it under some statutes
. The High Court has the superintendence and visitorial jurisdiction over all courts and tribunals of inferior jurisdiction covered under its territorial jurisdiction.
The Chief Justice of High Court of Kerala is Justice Jasti Chelameswar. Depending on the importance and nature of the question to be adjudicated, the judges sit as Single (one judge), Division (two judges), Full (three judges) or such other benches of larger strengths.
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