Judicial Service Commission

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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What Criteria Does The Judicial Service Commission Use For Appointing Judges?

22 September 2021 The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has recently been the focus of justifiable criticism, so much so that a constitutional challenge to the April round of interviews led to an ignominious capitulation by the JSC, without even an oral hearing of the matter. In this instance, the Council for the Advancement of the …

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Hlophe Can\’t Exercise Powers of a Judge Until Proper Investigation Completed, Says FUL

MEDIA STATEMENT BY FREEDOM UNDER LAW 26 January 2020 For over 12 years now Freedom Under Law (FUL) – an NGO established to protect and advance the rule of law across Southern Africa – has pressed for a decisive outcome in complaint after complaint relating to Mr Justice Hlophe, Judge President of the Western Cape. …

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