n South African Law Journal - Judges : servants of justice or civil servants?
|Article Title||Judges : servants of justice or civil servants?|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Law Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
|Pages||652 - 680|
The article explores the relationship between judges and the public administration in the light of local and international suggestions that judges are employees. It argues that the superficial resemblance between a judge's working circumstances and those of civil servants is of less significance than the marked difference of function between the two, and concludes that it would be dangerous, in a young democracy such as South Africa, to follow an approach that characterises judges as employees of the state or civil servants.
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