In the Media

Public to help appoint judges

PUBLISHED September 7, 2004

Members of the public are to be given a role in choosing judges in Northern Ireland as part of extensive reforms of the judicial selection process.

It was announced on Tuesday that a new Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission will take over responsibility for appointing and recommending candidates, up to and including High Court judges. The 12-strong commission, chaired by Sir Brian, will include five members of the public.