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State of the Judiciary in Malawi, Namibia and South Africa

State of the Judiciary in Malawi, Namibia and South Africa

Members of the Media  Press Release | For immediate release 3 May 2022 DGRU releases report on the State of the Judiciary in Malawi, Namibia, and South Africa. The Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU), thanks to the generous support of the Norwegian Embassy, and in collaboration with IPOR (Malawi), Survey Warehouse (Namibia), and Citizen […]

New research on the JSC appointments process shows cause for concern, but there is hope.

New research on the JSC appointments process shows cause for concern, but there is hope.

The JSC was established to guard the integrity of the judiciary. To, without bias or favour, scrutinise a candidate’s track record and check their commitment to the values of the constitution. Is the JSC still maintaining, and respecting this original mandate? We had our suspicions, but instead of speculating, we wanted evidence.

Between a rock and a hard place: The Constitutional vacancies in the April 2022 JSC round of interviews

Between a rock and a hard place: The Constitutional vacancies in the April 2022 JSC round of interviews

Section 174(4)(a) of the Constitution requires the JSC to submit to the president three more names than is required to fill a vacancy on the Constitutional Court. For two vacancies, five names are needed. On the 5th April 2022, the JSC will interview 5 candidates for 2 vacancies on the Constitutional Court. This has huge implications.

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