JKSJA organizes special programme on Judicial Ethics

SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) Sunday organized a day-long special programme for judicial officers of the Kashmir province at its office complex at Moominabad.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed, said the greatest strength of the judiciary is the faith of the people in it and that this faith can be earned by developing the inner strength of morality and ethics.
He further said that the Judges have to honor the judicial office they hold as a public trust and that their every action and spoken and written word should win people’s confidence in the judicial system.
Executive Chairman, J&K State Legal Services Authority, Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, while speaking on the occasion, threw light on the international and domestic principles of judicial conduct. He said that judges must have diligence, integrity, sympathy, intelligence, knowledge besides the best conduct in the court.
While highlighting the importance of judicial ethics, integrity and discipline, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey said that judicial ethics are the basic principles for judges and that the judges must maintain high standards of judgment.
The Chairman, J&K Human Rights Commission & Former Chief Justice of Orissa, Justice Bilal Nazki, informed the audience about the personality of a judge and standards of judicial conduct whereas the Chairman Selection-cum-Oversight Committee on Juvenile Justice, Justice Husnain Masoodi spoke about the decided cases and relevant statutory rules on judicial ethics and conduct of judicial officers.