Judges’ Symposium on Judicial Independence, Accountability and Reform in Lesotho

The ICJ and the Judiciary of Lesotho will on 28th – 30th July 2010 hold a Judges’ Symposium in Maseru, Lesotho on the theme ‘Judicial Independence, Impartiality, Accountability and Reform in Lesotho’.

The Judicial Symposium is aimed at bringing together judges, lawyers, academics and government officials from Lesotho and legal experts from other African countries in order to discuss various principles and strategies that can be used to promote, protect and strengthen the independence, impartiality and accountability of the judicial arm of government in Lesotho.

The symposium will also facilitate sharing of ideas, experiences, best practices and reform initiatives that address issues of judicial independence and impartiality, integrity, transparency, accountability, and efficiency. Lastly, it will enable participants to familiarize themselves with existing international and regional legal rules, principles and jurisprudence relating to the judiciary, prosecutors and lawyers. The main discussion areas to be covered include:

  • the Independence and Impartiality of Judges, lawyers and prosecutors
  • the Accountability of Judges, lawyers and prosecutors; and
  • exploration of options for reform.

Lesotho-Symposium judicial reform-agenda-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

Lesotho-Symposium judicial reform-event-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

Lesotho-reforming tool management Chipeta-event-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

Lesotho-administrative independence guarantee Cachaila-event-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

Lesotho-independence judiciary Malila-event-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

Lesotho-issues enforcement mechanisms Masuku-event-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

Lesotho-independence judiciary protection Hansungule-event-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

Lesotho-independence immunity Dingake-event-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

Lesotho-appointment tenure remuneration Muller-event-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

Lesotho-prevent judicial corruption Peete-event-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

Lesotho-autonomy guarantee independence Tsekooko-event-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

Lesotho-Symposium judicial independence Tayler-event-2010 (full text in English, PDF)