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Media Statement issued by Freedom Under Law, Section27, Defend our Democracy Campaign, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Seri and Corruption Watch

30 June 2022 NGOs condemn Minister Motsoaledi’s attack on Helen Suzman Foundation Three features distinguish our country from many other young democracies: first, respect for the Rule of Law; second, a vibrant civil society; and, thirdly and crucially, a fearless judiciary. This week we saw a glaring instance of executive abuse of all these features. …

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Gauteng High Court dismisses Judge Hlophe’s review application

6 May 2022 Freedom Under Law welcomes the dismissal by a full bench of the Gauteng High Court of Judge President Hlophe\’s application to review the Judicial Service Commission finding against him of gross misconduct.   The court rejected each of the Judge President\’s numerous contentions aimed at delaying his impeachment, concluding that the JSC had correctly …

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Civil Society calls for no new interviews at JSC until code of conduct and criteria for appointment in place

3 March 2022 Nine civil society organisations have called on the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) not to proceed with any new interviews for judicial appointment until the JSC has in place a published code of conduct for commissioners and stipulated criteria to assess suitability of candidates for appointment. The letter asks that the JSC gives the …

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Judicial Service Commission proceedings: Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 February 2022

1 February 2022 This week the Judicial Service Commission will be interviewing a shortlist of four senior judges in order to advise the President on the selection of the next Chief Justice. Freedom Under Law is profoundly concerned that two current members of the JSC will reportedly be participating in these proceedings despite their suitability …

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