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JUDGES MATTER PRAISES JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE AND CONDEMNS UNFAIR CRITICISM AND THREATS AGAINST JUDGES IN SOUTH AFRICA

JUDGES MATTER PRAISES JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE AND CONDEMNS UNFAIR CRITICISM AND THREATS AGAINST JUDGES IN SOUTH AFRICA

The judicial watchdog calls for greater public understanding of the role of the judiciary and protection for judges In the last few weeks, the judiciary in South Africa has come under intense scrutiny from the media and the public in general. This is partly as a result of the high-profile cases that have come before […]

Comparing the Italian and South African process for appointing judges

Comparing the Italian and South African process for appointing judges

From 03 July to 05 July 2019 the International Association of Judges (IAJ) held a conference, in which over 20 countries and jurisdictions were represented. During the conference a comparison of the concerns in the difference between legal systems was undertaken. The Secretary-General of the IAJ, Mr. Giacomo Oberto, gave a thought-provoking speech addressing, among […]

Ten years of no accountability to Parliament by JSC

Ten years of no accountability to Parliament by JSC

Progressive constitutional democracies from around the world are anchored on certain fundamental values and principles which include separation of powers and accountability. South Africa is regarded in certain circles as a model of constitutional democracy, especially for many African States. This view is not without a valid basis. Notwithstanding a myriad of challenges confronting it, […]