The Delhi High Court is hearing a petition seeking an increase in the salaries of Supreme Court and High Court judges in India. The petition was filed by Deepak Khosla, and the respondents are the Union of India, the
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The Government has made a round of ten appointments to the Court of Appeal fro England and Wales. Three female judges - Justices Gloster, Macur and Sharp - were appointed, increasing the number of female justices on the
The Supreme Court of India has appointed a new judge, elevating the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Arjan Kumar Sikri. The Supreme Court collegium approved his nomination the appointment is set to be made
The system for judicial appointments in India is being challenged in the courts, with applicants seeking review of a 1993 decision upholding the primacy of the collegium system. The petitioner, Rajasthan-based Suraz
57 new judges have been appointed across India’s 21 high courts this year, but significant judicial vacancies remain high, with 30 per cent of the 895 judges’ posts remaining vacant. 275 out of 895 sanctioned
According to the author of this article in The Hindu, the present method of selection and appointment to the superior courts - with selections made by other judges - does not function to ensure a top quality judiciary.
A new survey shows that judicial salaries in the US are increasing by a mere one per cent annually. The report, put together by the National Center for State Courts, looked at salary data between 2007 and 2012 in all US
To many lawyers, the Nigerian Senate’s decision to raise the number of judges of the Federal High Court from 70 to 100 is a relief, in the sense that it will facilitate the administration of justice. This is the
The Justice Minister for South Africa, Jeff Radebe, has announced a program of reform for the country’s legal services industry, with numerous changes to be made in the judiciary and the wider legal profession.
A new affirmative action measure is being considered as a means to increase diversity in the British judiciary. The influential Joint Constitution Committee is advocating a “tie-breaker” law, which would allow those
The New York court system is suffering the effects of the $170 million in budget cuts made in the 2011-12 period, with widespread court delays, shortages of experienced personnel, reduced jury pools, and other problems.
New reports show that 31 per cent of the sanctioned posts in India's high courts remain vacant - a whopping 285 vacant posts at the end of 2011. According to the Ministry of Law, the main problem they face in filling the
New York state trial judges look set to get their first pay rise since 1999, after the Commission on Judicial Compensation voted in favor of boosting salaries from next year. So long as the Comission’s
There is an fascinating article in Slate about ageing federal judges in the US. It points out that life tenure, intended to foster judicial independence, was enshrined in the constitution when it was ratified in 1789.
The issue of information relating to the appointment and transfer of judges being made public is one again in the news. A plea filed by a RTI applicant seeking information under the transparency law regarding the