How the World Chooses Judges
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.