A number of minor infringements of the law such as minor traffic offences (parking violations, etc.), illegal disposal of litter, tenancy, etc., are penalised and are heard by Commissioners of Justice in Local Tribunals situated in various localities. The Commissioners are selected from among persons holding a law degree and given a three year appointment. As the offences have been depenalised the case may be decided even in the absence of the accused. Appeals are only possible on points of law.