Knesset to vote on judicial ethics bill on Monday

July 2, 2006 21:07


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The Knesset was due on Monday to vote in a first reading on a government bill authorizing the Supreme Court President, in consultation with the Minister of Justice, to draft ethical rules for judges and registrars in all the courts. The bill also prescribes the establishment of an ethics committee composed of one Supreme Court justice and two other judges that would consider cases in which a judge allegedly violates the rules. If the committee concluded that he has, he could be brought before a disciplinary committee. Justice Minister Haim Ramon said that, in response to a request by Supreme Court President Aharon Barak, he planned to bring the bill to the Knesset for its final reading before the summer recess. Barak's request was due to his desire to draft the ethics rules before he retires in September.

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