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Judges can only be held accountable via JSC- CJ
Chief Justice Ahmed Hussain Faiz has said that judges can only held accountable through Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
In a letter addressed to the Speaker of the Peoples’ Majlis, Abdullah Shahid yesterday, Chief Justice Faiz said that the constitution is very clear that no institution can interfere with the judiciary. Faiz’s letter was in response to the decision by the Parliamentary Subcommittee on Government to again summon before it the three Magistrates on the bench to hear the criminal case against former President Mohamed Nasheed.
He stated that the Judicial Service Commission had sole authority to make judges accountable for their actions. He said that the JSC Act stipulates that the commission should investigate any complaints against judges and should issue an investigatory report and submit it to the respective committee of the Majlis.
In addition to this, the Chief Justice said that it is important to hold discussions regarding situations when the Majlis committees need to summon the judges.
Article 141 (c) of the Constitution which states that “No officials performing public functions, or any other persons, shall interfere with and influence the functions of the courts.”. Article 9 of the Bill on Judges as legal foundation for its arguments against judicial interference by the Majlis.