How the World Chooses Judges

India Today - - NATION -

Se­lec­tion of ju­di­ciary is con­tentious in most coun­tries The pres­i­dent nom­i­nates can­di­dates. The Se­nate grills them and takes de­ci­sion. Open and rig­or­ous sys­tem. In­de­pen­dent ju­di­cal com­mis­sion of 15 lawyers and non- lawyers un­der Min­istry of Jus­tice. Open, trans­par­ent sys­tem. Can­di­dates nom­i­nated at pres­i­dent’s dis­cre­tion and sub­ject to hear­ing in Par­lia­ment. Con­tentious sys­tem. Con­sti­tu­tion gives no guide­lines, ex­cept that judges be ap­pointed by the head of state. Not trans­par­ent.

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