Judicial Appointments – The Domain Game
Government Law College, Kozhikode
May 11, 2010
The judicial appointments and the say of higher judiciary in finding the suitable candidates for filling up vacancies in higher judiciary has till recently been considered as a normal administrative process. But with the judiciary in India starting to demand a say in the judicial appointments on the premise of upholding independence of judiciary, a fierce debate on who should control the process has erupted. This paper examines the comparative position in various countries on judicial appointments and tries to find out the principles evolved through experience of various countries in the process of judicial appointments.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: judicial appointments, comparative study, Indian judiciary
JEL Classification: H11, K40, K49
Date posted: May 14, 2010 ; Last revised: May 15, 2010