removal of Chief Justice

Lesotho: Independence of the Judiciary in Peril

FOR the second time this year, the political authorities in Lesotho are involved in major litigation that threatens the independence of the judiciary. As Carmel Rickard writes, the latest shock is the government’s determined efforts to get rid of Lesotho’s first woman chief justice, Nthomeng Majara.

 

THIS year is rapidly turning into one of the worst yet for judicial independence in Lesotho.

STATEMENT ON PLANS TO REMOVE THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE KINGDOM OF LESOTHO FROM OFFICE

We have received a statement by the Chair of the Southern African Chief Justices Forum - the Hon. Chief Justice Shivute, on plans to remove the Hon. Chief Justice Majara of Lesotho, from office.  The SACJF has called on the authorities of the Kingdom of Lesotho to uphold the rule of law and handle the matter in accordance with the principles of natural justice and due process.  Read the full statement in attachment.

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