The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill: guiding principles and the eligibility of academics

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice has today published the Scheme of Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2016 to deliver on the commitments in the Programme for a Partnership Government to reform the system for judicial appointments …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 6 December]

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Why should legal academics not be judges?

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Why should legal academics not be eligible to apply for appointment to be bench, especially at appellate level? The question came up during a debate on the Courts Bill 2015 in the Seanad last Friday. The Bill is a short one, designed to increase the number of judges of the High Court by two …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 15 December]

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Academics could make good judges, says Shatter

Posted in Governance and administration on July 24th, 2013 by steve

“Academics could be appointed as judges under new reforms being considered by Justice Minister Alan Shatter …” (more)

[Dearbhail McDonald, Independent, 24 July]

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