Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Judicial Conduct Panel Act Commencement Order 2005

2005/167

Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Judicial Conduct Panel Act Commencement Order 2005


Note

This order is administered in the Ministry of Justice.


Pursuant to section 2 of the Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Judicial Conduct Panel Act 2004, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

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  • This order is the Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Judicial Conduct Panel Act Commencement Order 2005.

Diane Morcom,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings the Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Judicial Conduct Panel Act 2004 into force on 1 August 2005.

The purpose of the Act is to enhance public confidence in, and to protect the impartiality and integrity of, the judicial system by—

  • (a) providing a robust investigation process to enable informed decisions to be made about the removal of Judges from office:

  • (b) establishing an office for the receipt and assessment of complaints about the conduct of Judges:

  • (c) providing a fair process that recognises and protects the requirements of judicial independence and natural justice.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 June 2005.