Judicial Council Act 2019

52.

Procedures of Judicial Conduct Committee relating to complaints or matters relating to judicial conduct

52. (1) The Judicial Conduct Committee shall, subject to this Part, specify procedures relating to—

(a) the making and investigation of complaints under this Part,

(b) investigations under section 59, and

(c) the making of determinations by it under this Part.

(2) In specifying procedures under subsection (1), the Judicial Conduct Committee shall have regard to the need for it to perform its functions in an effective manner and in accordance with fair procedures.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), procedures specified under this section may make provision in relation to the following:

(a) the making of a complaint;

(b) the determination of the admissibility of a complaint;

(c) the resolution of a complaint by informal means;

(d) the investigation of a complaint by a panel of inquiry;

(e) the making of a determination by the Judicial Conduct Committee under section 79;

(f) the steps and processes to be followed by the Judicial Conduct Committee and a panel of inquiry for the purposes of an investigation under section 59;

(g) a referral by the Judicial Conduct Committee under section 80 within the meaning of that section to the Minister and the steps and processes to be followed by the Judicial Conduct Committee and a panel of inquiry with regard to such a referral;

(h) the period within which anything is required to be done under this Part.

(4) The Judicial Conduct Committee shall publish procedures specified by it under this section in such manner as it considers appropriate.