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Code of conduct of Judges needs to be enforced


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By
Priscilla S. Djentuh, GNA     

Accra, June 16, GNA –
Chief Justice Nominee, Sophia Akuffo has said the code of conduct of judges
needed to be enforced so as to minimise external influences in the discharge of
their duties.

She was answering a
question at her vetting by Parliament Appointment Committee on specific
mechanisms that would be put in place to ensure that t

By
Priscilla S. Djentuh, GNA     

Accra, June 16, GNA –
Chief Justice Nominee, Sophia Akuffo has said the code of conduct of judges
needed to be enforced so as to minimise external influences in the discharge of
their duties.

She was answering a
question at her vetting by Parliament Appointment Committee on specific
mechanisms that would be put in place to ensure that the judiciary was not
politicised or influenced by the external forces in giving justice.

She said this would
ensure that justice delivery in the country was not met halfway.

She said: “The
judicial process is supposed to be insulated not only from political influences
but from all forms of influences. To shield it, there are many interventions
part of it has to do with enforcing the code of conduct of judges.

“One of the indexes of
quality justice is independence and to shield the judiciary further from
external influences maybe we need to take a second look at the appointment process,”
she said.

Justice Akuffo also
stated her commitment in ensuring that “mob-justice” was minimised in the
country as well as ensuring efficient justice in such cases.

The Chief Justice
Nominee said “as justice delayed is justice denied, justice hurried is also
justice buried,” adding that maintaining the right processes must be followed
in safeguarding the delivery of quality justice.

She said people needed
to understand the processes of delivering efficient justice and not to take the
law into their own hands, adding that the judiciary would work hard to swoop
the firmness between delayed and hurried justice.

GNA


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