Supreme Court Amendment (Prerogative Writs) Rules 2011 (SR 26/2011)
Supreme Court Amendment Forms Amendment Rules 2011 (SR 27/2011)
Amendments to the Supreme Court Rules 2000 rules and forms were gazetted on 20 April 2011 and came into effect on the day of gazettal. The amendments relate to Part 26 of the Supreme Court Rules which deals with prerogative writs.
Section 43 of the Judicial Review Act 2000 (“JR Act”) provides that
"The prerogative writs of mandamus, prohibition, certiorari, quo warranto and scire facias are no longer to be issued by the Court."
Part 26 can not be deleted as there are situations where a person may be entitled to relief in the nature of prohibition, mandamus and certiorari:
The procedure used for the application would be the general order to show cause procedure.
NOTE: Circular 8 of 2011 (Prerogative Writs) has been withdrawn and Circular 9 of 2001 has been issued in its place.