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Bill No. 142
Judicial Services Appointment Authority Bill Back to List

Twelfth Legislature (2013 - 2017)

Debated in 1st Reading 2nd Reading Committee Recommittal 3rd Reading
Sitting No. 355  -  15 Feb 2016
Plenary Session

Objects and Reasons

The aim of this Bill is to provide for the setting up of a Judicial Services Appointment Authority responsible for recommending the appointment, and carrying out appointments to the Judiciary as a result of a transparent and public process cut off from any involvement from the Executive arm of Government, to provide for the entrenchment in the Constitution of Malta of this Authority, to provide for the increase in the minimum age eligibility requirement for those appointed Judges and Magistrates from 12 years and 7 years respectively to 15 years in both cases, 10 years of which have to be in the regular exercise of the legal profession in Maltese Courts and Tribunals, and an increase in the retirement age of Judges and Magistrates from 65 years to 68 years.

Motion No. 310 - Judicial Services Appointment Authority Bill


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