NOTION OF JUDICIAL ETHICS – A COMPARATIVE STUDY
1Dr. P. VASANTHA KUMAR
Judiciary nevertheless retained its image as one of the few institutions of the country, which is still above the deterioration, that prevails in most organs of the State. But, the whispered accusations on the judiciary have sown the seeds of doubt even in the minds of the most enthusiastic believers in the integrity of judiciary, including senior members of the bar, former members of the bench, and the parliamentarians as also the common man on the streets. The consequent demand for accountability from all seniors has given rise to a furious debate between supporters of the judicial self-discipline on one hand and operational autonomy on the other. This study aims to analyse the meaning and need and to discuss the approaches followed by various jurisdictions towards judicial ethics.