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Judicial Officers (Amendment of Conditions of Service) Act, No. 28 of 2003
To amend the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944, so as to further regulate the appointment of magistrates in an acting or temporary capacity; and To amend the Magistrates Act, 1993, so as to- further regulate the remuneration of magistrates; further regulate the suspension of magistrates; and make provision generally for equal benefits to accrue to spouses and heterosexual or same-sex life partners of magistrates; and To amend the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office-bearers Act, 1997, so as to extend - the definition of “office-bearer” to include judges and magistrates; the composition of the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office-bearers; and the functions of the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office-bearers; and To amend the Public Finance Management Act, 1999, in order to add the remuneration of magistrates to Schedule 5 thereof; and To amend the Judges’ Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act, 2001, so as to - further regulate the remuneration of judges; bring the provisions relating to benefits accruing to spouses and heterosexual or same-sex life partners of judges in line with a decision of the Constitutional Court; and To provide for matters incidental to the above provisions.
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