• NJC shields judicial officers accused of misconduct

    NJC shields judicial officers accused of misconduct

    According to reports, the National Judicial Council (NJC) Monday inaugurated a 10-man Judicial Ethics Committee with a mandate to review the code of conduct for judicial officers in the country.

    The council also launched a new judicial policy that bars the media from publishing allegations of misconduct against judges and other employees of the judiciary.

    The new policy document states: “It shall be the policy of the Judiciary on complaints that allegations of misconduct against judicial officers or employees of the judiciary […]