Commentator Wednesday, 28 November 2012 01:41 AM
Inherent in this article is the assumption that the impeachment process is a "judicial process". But is it? Isn't it an executive function, where the executive places a check on the judiciary? Isn't the need for approval by the legislature of a move to impeach a judge simply a mechanism to ensure that executive does not abuse this power? The problem here lies in the fact that both the executive and a majority in parliament are members of the same political party, with an obviously bias speaker, who appointed the Parliamentary Select Committee. Ideally, the PSC ought to have included members of the givernment and others in equal number.
With a neutral speaker, and a powerful opposition, the mechanism set out in the constitution seems to comply with the doctrine of separation of powers.
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