Judicial Conduct

One of the objectives of the AJI as expressed in our Constitution is the promotion of the highest standards of judicial conduct amongst its members. In this respect the AJI shares a common objective with the interim Judicial Council.

The essential principles to which judges’ conduct must conform are:

  1. Independence
  2. ​Impartiality and Equality
  3. Integrity
  4. Propriety
  5. Competence and diligence

The interim Judicial Council is understood to be preparing a guidance document which will address, under each of these headings, required and acceptable judicial conduct, unacceptable judicial conduct and the striking of an appropriate balance.

The AJI hopes to be in a position in due course, subject to receipt of permission from the interim Judicial Council, to publish this guidance document in this section of our website.