The judges Code

Syllabus: GS-II, Subject: Polity, Topic: Judiciary and Tribunals, Issue: Independence of Judiciary

Context: A Calcutta High Court Judge resigned to join a political party.

Key principles guiding judicial conduct:

  • Concerns about judicial propriety, impartiality, institutional integrity, and independence.
  • These values are foundational to judicial independence and are outlined in the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct.
  • The principles stress the importance of maintaining the dignity of the judicial office and ensuring impartiality and independence.
  • Judges should restrain personal biases through education, training, and humility.
  • Judges must exhibit inner strength to maintain judicial integrity.
  • While judges may not need to make great sacrifices, they must engage in daily acts of self-denial to uphold their duties.
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