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The Importance of Transparency in Judicial Selections and Appointments

The Importance of Transparency in Judicial Selections and Appointments

This article was originally published by the UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network. Read the original article. In October 2018, the Southern African Chief Justices’ Forum (SACJF) formally adopted the Lilongwe Principles and Guidelines on the Selection and Appointment of Judicial Officers. The Lilongwe Principles and Guidelines, which have previously been discussed in a ‘Views’ piece […]

#FeesMustFall and the appointment of Judges

#FeesMustFall and the appointment of Judges

The #FeesMustFall movement have probably not considered the implications of their actions on the appointments of judges. You yourself not immediately see the connection. Let me explain. Judges Matter is a project which works on supporting the transparency of the judicial appointments process. Good appointments make for good judges; good judges make for good judgments; […]