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South Africa
NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Judicial Service Commission Act, No. 9 of 1994


Long title

To regulate matters incidental to the establishment of the Judicial Service Commission by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; to establish the Judicial Conduct Committee to receive and deal with complaints about judges; to provide for a Code of Judicial Conduct which serves as the prevailing standard of judicial conduct which judges must adhere to; to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a register of judges' registrable interests; to provide for procedures for dealing with complaints about judges; to provide for the establishment of Judicial Conduct Tribunals to inquire into and report on allegations of incapacity, gross incompetence or gross misconduct against judges; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
PREAMBLE [...inserted by Act 2008_020_001_20081027]
CHAPTER 1. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
1. Definitions
2. Acting Chairperson and vacancies [...Title amended by Act 2008_020_002_20081027 - was entitled "Term of office of certain members of Commission, designation of deputy chairperson, and vacancies"]
3. Remuneration and expenses of members of Commission
4. [...repealed by Act 2008_020_006_20081027 - was entitled "Secretary and staff of Commission"]
5. Publication of procedure of Commission
6. Annual report
CHAPTER 2. OVERSIGHT OVER JUDICIAL CONDUCT AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS
Part I. Establishment and objects of Committee [... Title inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
7. Definitions and interpretations [... Title amended by Act 2008_020_009_20081027 - was entitled "Short title" - NOTE: See also Act 1994_009_039_29981027 below]
8. Establishment and composition of Judicial Conduct Committee [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
9. Meetings of Committee [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
10. Objects of Committee [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
Part II. Judicial conduct [... Title inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
11. Judge not to hold other office of profit or receive payment for any service [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009]
12. Code of Judicial Conduct [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
13. Disclosure of registrable interests[..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
Part III. Consideration of complaints by Committee [... Title inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
14. Lodging of complaints [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
15. Lesser complaints may be summarily dismissed [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
16. Committee may recommend appointment of Tribunal in respect of impeachable complaints [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
17. Inquiry into serious, non-impeachable complaints by Chairperson or member of Committee [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
18. Consideration of appeal by Committee [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
Part IV. Request to appoint Tribunal and consideration of Tribunal report by Commission [... Title inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
19. Commission to request appointment of Tribunal [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
20. Commission to consider report and make findings [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
CHAPTER 3. JUDICIAL CONDUCT TRIBUNALS [... Title inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
Part 1. Introductory provisions [... Title inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
21. Appointment of Tribunal [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
22. Composition of Tribunal [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
23. Non-judicial members of tribunals [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
24. Tribunal investigative and administrative support [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
25. Rules and procedure [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
Part 2. Hearings of Tribunal [... Title inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
26. Objects and nature of Tribunal [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
27. Hearing to begin and be concluded without unreasonable delay [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
28. Involvement of judicial officer whose conduct is subject of hearing [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
29. Attendance at hearing and disclosure of evidence [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
30. Tribunal may subpoena witnesses [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
31. Evidence to be given under oath or affirmation [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
32. Evidence disclosing offence [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
33. Findings and report [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
Part 3. Offences relating to Tribunals [... Title inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
34. Offences [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
CHAPTER 4. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS [... Title inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
35. Regulations [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
36. Finances and accountability [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
37. Secretariat of Commission [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
38. Protection of confidential information [..inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]
39. Short title [...Title inserted by Act 2008_020_009_20081027 - NOTE See Act 1994_009_007 above, whcih was entitled "Short title" until amended by Act 2008_020_009_20081027]

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