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Judicial appointments in Zimbabwe

Judicial appointments in Zimbabwe

Judges Matter has recently returned from a visit to Harare, Zimbabwe where we joined in a two day discussion workshop around the Zimbabwean judicial appointments process. Hosted by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) the workshop was well attended and provided fascinating insight in the Zimbabwe process. The one […]

Is the process for the appointment of South Africa’s Constitutional Court judges flawed?

Is the process for the appointment of South Africa’s Constitutional Court judges flawed?

The way you design a process theoretically determines the end result. A good process for the appointment of judges should, in theory result in good judges. And of course, the converse. But what constitutes a good process is a matter over which reasonable people might disagree. Here in South Africa we have a system for […]