The High Court of Zanzibar is established under Article 93 of the Constitution of Zanzibar. It is a court of record with jurisdiction on all matters, both criminal and civil and other matters that might be trusted to it by other laws. The Chief Justice of Zanzibar is the head of the judiciary. Currently, the High Court has 6 full time judges, including the Chief Justice, which is the optimal number required. However, there is no resident judge of the High Court in Pemba.