What our lawyers and judges should know first? Read ‘6 Bangalore Principles’ of judicial conduct

Mr.Henri Tiphagne

MADURAI: Stressing that the role of civil society is very important for ensuing an independent judiciary that is free of external influences especially from the Executive, popular human rights campaigner in India and founder of human rights organization People’s Watch in Madurai Mr.Henri Tiphagne had stressed that every person who is entering judiciary in India must fully know that six cardinal principles or values of judicial conduct, that is called as ‘The Bangalore Principles’.

“The PUCL should take it to the Chief Justice level. There are Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct 2001-02. Our advocates and judges must read them fully, from junior advocate level to the high level of judiciary. The 6 principles-values are Independence, Impartiality, Integrity, Propriety, Equality and Competence. Our national judiciary should evolve a mechanism to implement the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct in our country. Ask the Chief Justice of India and our High Court chief justices and judges to implement it. Lawyers should not be silent. I want the civil society to play an active role to protect the independence of our judiciary and have an unbiased process in appointment of judges for Supreme Court and High Courts,” Mr.Henri Tiphagne has said in Madurai on February 11th 2023.

The People’s Watch founder Mr.Henri Tiphagne was speaking here today at a meeting organized by PUCL Madurai and attended by human rights voices A.John Vincent, Prof.Dr.S.Krishnswami, Prof.Dr.R.Murali, advocate Mr.S.Vanchinathan and others.

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