The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is set to begin recruitment interviews to list twenty new High Court judges on Wednesday.

JSC confirmed the commencement of the interviews on Tuesday, promising to provide a live feed for members of the public to follow proceedings before the panel.

JSC shortlisted 100 candidates from 350 applicants after the application window closed at 5 p.m. on November 3, 2023.

JSC, chaired by the Chief Justice, declared vacancies in the High Court through a gazette notice published on October 6, 2023.

The High Court, established under Article 165 of the Constitution, sits below the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

The High Court comprises of multiple judges across the Constitutional, Civil, Employment, and Environment is headed by a Principal Judge elected by judges.

The court exercises unlimited original jurisdiction in criminal and civil matters and can determine whether a right or fundamental freedom in the Bill of Rights has been denied, violated, infringed, or threatened.