“The Chancellor of Justice reports that, in practice, before submitting a proposal to the Parliament, the President consults all political parties represented in the Parliament as well as the legal community.

The SCA is of the view that the process enshrined in the Act is not sufficiently broad and transparent. In particular, it does not:

  • require the advertisement of vacancies for members; and
  • specify the process for achieving broad consultation and/or participation in the application,
  • screening, selection and appointment process.”