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JSC Overview

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is a part-time constitutional commission established under Article 171 of the Constitution and its membership comprise of:

  • The Chief Justice who is the Chairperson
  • One Supreme Court judge;
  • One Court of Appeal judge
  • One High Court judge
  • One Magistrate
  • The Attorney General
  • Two advocates (one woman and one man);
  • One person nominated by the Public Service Commission;
  • One woman and one man to represent the public, not being lawyers, appointed by the President with the approval of the National Assembly.

Our Mandate

The Judicial Service Commission is an independent Commission established under Article 171 of the Constitution. Its mandate as stipulated in Article 172 of the Constitution is to promote and facilitate the independence and accountability of the Judiciary and the efficient, effective and transparent administration of justice.

Our Functions

  • Recommend to the President persons for appointment as judges.
  • Review and make recommends on condition of service for judges (other than their remuneration), judicial officers and staff of the Judiciary.
  • Receive complaints against, investigate and remove from office or otherwise disciplining registrars, magistrates, other judicial officers and other staff of the Judiciary.
  • Prepare and implement programmes for the continuing education and training of judges and judicial officers.
  • Advise the national government on improving the efficiency of the administration of justice.