According to rules prescribed by the procedural law, an appeals court, collegiately, by a panel of 3 judges, decides on appeals complaints lodged against decisions of district (town) courts. Based on procedures envisaged by the procedural law, it may be established that appeals complaints in certain categories of cases be adjudicated by a single judge.
Appeals courts also have jurisdiction to discharge competences prescribed by the Law of Georgia on Arbitral Tribunals.
A judge of an investigative panel of an appeals court decides on complaints alone in circumstances prescribed by the criminal procedure legislation.
Appeals courts are created and their territorial jurisdiction is determined by a decision of the High Council of Justice.
There are 2 appeals courts within the system of Georgian common courts: