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Deemster compiles guide for Manx Judiciary

Sat, 20 Aug 2011

First Deemster David Doyle with the new Code of Conduct for Members of the Judiciary of the Isle of Man
First Deemster David Doyle with the new Code of Conduct for Members of the Judiciary of the Isle of Man

A guide for judges has been put together by the Island's First Deemster.

The Code of Conduct for Members of the Judiciary of the Isle of Man gives those presiding over a court advice on what's expected of them.

The document focuses on six main areas, including impartiality, independence and integrity.

It follows a recent case where Deemster Birkett was accused of acting like a prosecuting advocate whilst overseeing the trial of a woman charged with kidnapping her own son.

Her conviction has been quashed as a result.

The full document can be found on the Isle of Man Courts of Justice website.

 

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