No proposal to increase retirement age of SC judges: Govt

The government on Friday said there is no proposal to increase the retirement age of Supreme Court judges but steered clear of giving a commitment on increasing the retirement age of High Court judges.

Medically examine man who levelled charges against judges: Madras HC

 The Madras High Court on Saturday directed the police to get a man, who had repeatedly filed "vexatious" petitions levelling charges against its judges, medically examined to ascertain his mental health.

SC rejects plea on cooling off period for judges accepting govt assignment

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition which sought the apex court's direction for fixing cooling off period for judges before taking up any government assignment post retirement.

Sexual harassment: Gwalior judge moves SC, expresses dissatisfaction over probe committee

A woman additional district and sessions judge in Gwalior, who had alleged sexual harassment against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge, Tuesday, moved Supreme Court expressing dissatisfaction over setting up of a committee to look into her complaint.

Govt examining proposal to change judges` appointment system

A proposal to change the existing system of appointment of judges in the Supreme Court and the High Court is "under active consideration", Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad said in Rajya Sabha on Friday.

Increase courts, judges, hike retirement age: Law Commission

The Law Commission on Monday recommended setting up of additional courts, increasing retirement age of subordinate court judges and recruitment of new judges as some of the steps needed to deal with the perennial problem of delays and pendency of cases plaguing the judicial system.

Judges should not `shirk` cases, says Nariman

Coming down on Judges who recuse themselves from hearing certain cases, senior Supreme Court advocate Fali S Nariman on Sunday said Judges should not `shirk` cases.

Kerala High Court gets two new judges

Two new judges were sworn in as additional judges of the Kerala High Court here today.

`SC must devise measures to deal with sexual harassment complaints against ex-judges`

Two senior advocates Wednesday told the Supreme Court to devise some measures to deal with complaints of sexual harassment against its former Judges who are holding position in tribunals and other quasi judicial bodies.

China names errant law enforcement officials for the first time

China has publicly identified for the first time police officers, judges and prosecutors who violate disciplinary rules in a bid to address widespread discontent over officials that undermine the rule of law, state media said.

Turkey removes scores of prosecutors, judges in purge

Turkey`s government today removed 166 prosecutors and judges as it stepped up a purge of the judiciary in response to a high-level graft probe, local media reported.

Delhi govt seeks 100 new judges in district courts

Delhi government has requested the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to appoint around 100 new judges in district courts.

Cabinet nod to judicial appointments panel

The cabinet Thursday approved a constitution amendment bill to make the appointment of judges more transparent, official sources said.

Punjab and Haryana High Court shifts 160 judges

In a major reshuffle in the district level judiciary, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has transferred 160 judges and judicial officers of the twin states, a High Court official said on Friday.

Chilean judges apologise for Pinochet-era inaction

Chile`s judges issued a long-awaited apology Wednesday to relatives of those who sought missing loved ones under the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet only to have courts shrug them off.

Four Chinese judges accused of soliciting prostitutes suspended

Four senior judges of a Shanghai court in China have been suspended following an investigation into allegations that they hired prostitutes at a night club, officials said on Sunday.

Jaitley for raising retirement age of SC, HC judges

Favouring a relook at the present system of appointment of judges, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley suggested raising the retirement age of Supreme Court and High Court judges to improve the functioning of the judiciary.

SC gives a month to overstaying MPs, judges to vacate premises

The Supreme Court on Friday set a one-month deadline for ministers, MPs, judges andbureaucrats to vacate theirofficial accommodation after retiring or demitting government office.

‘Raise judges’ retirement age to help judiciary’

Raising the retirement ages of Indian judges and compulsory appointment of court clerks will help expeditious disposal of cases and restore people`s faith in the judiciary, an international legal expert has said.

Govt must have say in appointment of judges to higher courts: Kapil Sibal

Asserting that Government must have a say in the appointment of judges, Law Minister Kapil Sibal has said that a proposal to replace the 20-year-old Collegium system to choose judges will be moved "very soon" before the Cabinet.