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 Judicial Council.

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

  • Independence
  • ​Impartiality and Equality
  • Integrity
  • Propriety
  • Competence and diligence

The Judicial Council issued guidelines for the judiciary on conduct and ethics which addresses, under each of these headings, required and acceptable judicial conduct, unacceptable judicial conduct and the striking of an appropriate balance.