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Public confidence in judiciary at risk over Chief Justice’s unilateral nomination – Prof. Azar

The decision by the Chief Justice to single-handedly nominate five judges to the Supreme Court has sparked concerns about public confidence in the judiciary, according to Prof. Stephen Asare.

“The Chief Justice’s action could further erode public confidence in the judicial system, which is already at an all-time low,” Prof. Azar warned.

He noted that the perception of fairness and impartiality is crucial to the judiciary’s credibility, and the Chief Justice’s unilateral decision undermines this principle.

“The nomination process should be transparent and inclusive to ensure public trust in the judiciary,” Prof. Azar emphasized.

He called for a reversal of the decision and a return to the constitutional framework for judicial nominations.