Judges keep government waiting six months

The country’s judges have for more than six months declined to reply to a request from the government for their views on how they should be regulated and disciplined.

21st July, 2007

The country’s judges have for more than six months declined to reply to a request from the government for their views on how they should be regulated and disciplined.

Former Minister for Justice Micheal McDowell first sought the opinions of the judiciary on his proposals for a code of ethics, a judicial council and a disciplinary process in January 2005.

After requests from McDowell, the Department of Justice had expected to receive a reply...

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