CIMOGG wants code of conduct for judges
The Citizens’ Movement for Good Governance (CIMOGG) called on Parliament to enact legislation containing a Code of Conduct for all judicial officers and recommended that the Code should be based on ‘The Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct”, a press release said.

After studying certain incidents which had taken place, the Council of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has decided to appoint a high-powered and highly-respected committee to draft a Code of Conduct for judges. To ensure swift implementation of the Code of Conduct, CIMOGG, in a letter addressed to the BASL, has suggested that the BASL call upon its three-member committee to recommend adoption of ‘The Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct’ as the basis of the proposed Code of Conduct, making only those additions or modifications to meet the Sri Lankan situation.

CIMOGG also seeks the support of BASL to upgrade the quality and independence of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) as it believes that to continue to keep the JSC under the sole control of the current Chief Justice is not the best possible arrangement, the press release added.

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