An evaluation on restoration of judicial independence in Malaysia

Kamaliah, Salleh and Mohd Fuad, Husaini and Noor ‘Ashikin, Hamid (2016) An evaluation on restoration of judicial independence in Malaysia. In: IPRC 2016, 10 Aug - 10 Oct 2016, Terengganu.

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The judiciary, being an important legal institution in our country, is commended with the power to resolve disputes. It is therefore expected that this institution runs independently from other governmental organs i.e. the executive and the legislature. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the role of the Judicial Appointment Commission in restoring public confidence towards the judiciary independence in Malaysia. To achieve the above purpose, this research examines the perception on the Malaysian judiciary, the current development of Judicial Appointment Commission, its criticisms and recommendation towards enhancement of judicial independence. The methodologies used in this qualitative research are library research and focus group interviews. For library research, relevant data from primary and secondary law documents were analysed. For focus group interviews, the interviewees were judges and legal practitioners, and their response and answers were analysed. Thus the findings represent the actual position from theory as well as practice. It answered the reality of the challenges taken by the government to reflect the transparency and accountability of judicial institution through the appointments and promotions process, which are still being subject to numerous critiques.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law & International Relations
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2020 07:31
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2020 07:31

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