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15/02/2010 - Amendment to the Code of Ethics

On Monday 8 February 2010 the Commission for the Administration of Justice approved an amendment, proposed by the Chief Justice in terms of rule 29 of the Code of Ethics for Members of the Judiciary, to have a new paragraph inserted in the Guidelines attached to the said Code under the heading "Social, cultural and other activities". The new paragraph, which incorporates the fourth "core value" of the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct, reads as follows: Since propriety, and the appearance of propriety, are essential to the performance of all the activities of a judge, membership of 'social networking internet sites' is incompatible with judicial office. Such membership exposes the judge to the possibility of breach of the second part of rule 12 of the Code.

The Code as amended is available on the page Code of Ethics, sub-page Code, on this website.

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