Judges need to understand power: Yacoob
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Thursday 10th October, 2013 on eNCA
JOHANNESBURG - If the judiciary is to transform, the values of the Constitution should be of the most importance when judges apply their minds and when they are appointed, former Constitutional Court justice Zak Yacoob said on Wednesday. "Judges in those days judged in favour of authority," he said. Everybody must be treated equally.
“Judges in those days judged in favour of authority,”
However, given the past tendencies of the judiciary, even though the majority of judges now sitting on the bench were appointed after 1994, some judges were still being appointed who were "guilty of the weaknesses of the past". "I'm afraid judges have been appointed from both sides of the divide and we should try and make sure we have some kind of reconstruction at that level," he said.
“guilty of the weaknesses of the past”
"All law, including the common law, has to be consistent with the Constitution," Yacoob said.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at eNCASimilar Stories
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