Judicial Council’s role in Supreme Court nominees’ selection undermined – Prof. Azar

The controversial nomination of five judges to the Supreme Court by the Chief Justice has sparked debate about the role of the Judicial Council in the selection process.

According to Prof. Stephen Asare, also known as Kwaku Azar, the Chief Justice’s unilateral decision undermines the collaborative approach enshrined in Article 144(2) of the Constitution.

“The Judicial Council’s diverse composition is intended to ensure a balanced and unbiased approach to advising the President on judicial appointments,” Prof. Azar explained.

He added, “The Chief Justice’s direct communication with the President disrupts this balance and violates the intended collaborative decision-making process.”

Prof. Azar called for a review of the nomination process, emphasizing that “any deviation from established protocols is unlawful and compromises judicial independence.”

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