Referendum on Court of Appeal (2013) (Thirty-Third Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 2013)

You are being asked if you agree with the proposal –

(a) to amend the Constitution for the purpose of establishing a court to be called the Court of Appeal,
(b) as a consequence, to amend other provisions of the Constitution, in particular, the provisions relating to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to hear and determine appeals from decisions of the High Court and of other courts, and
(c) to delete subsection 5° of Article 34.4 of the Constitution, known as the “one judgment” rule, relating to decisions of the Supreme Court on a question of whether a law is valid having regard to the provisions of the Constitution.


Click here to download the booklet, entitled “Referendum Results 1937 – 2015” in PDF format. This includes all final referendum results.

Result Summary

Electorate: 3,167,384
Total Poll: 1,240,135
Percentage Poll: 39.15%
Votes in favour of the proposal: 795,008
Votes against the proposal: 425,047
Invalid Ballot Papers: 20,080