Role of Chief Justice

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Role of Chief Justice

Section 95 (6) & (7)

What, Why:

To better effect the separation between the executive and judicial branches of government, the Constitution now makes the Chief Justice responsible for all matters concerning the judiciary, including;

  • Representing the judiciary’s views to Cabinet and the LA including where appropriate through the Attorney General;
  • Maintaining appropriate arrangements for the judiciary’s welfare, training and management;
  • Ensuring that the judiciary appropriately covers the various courts, and that the courts’ work is appropriately allocated; and
  • Consulting the President of the Court of Appeal in all matters that relate to the Court of Appeal.

Last Updated: 2010-08-17