QUALITIES OF A GOOD JUDGE

Judiciary and justice lies to the centre of any democratic country. It is the only means through which a check on the limitless powers of the executive and the legislative could be exercised

A working and effective court can ensure that the nation remains a welfare state and should not turn into a police or a military state. The rights of citizens are ensured only through a good functioning judiciary. In India, Supreme Court has been regarded as the highest court of order and has been declared as the custodian and protector of Fundamental Rights guaranteed to the Indian Citizens. Also, the Preamble to the Indian Constitution mentions that social, economical and political justice should be ensured to all ditizens and natigitizens of India. Having of such importance, it is important that judges should follow the principles of natural justice.

While talking about qualities of a judge, one thing that generally pop up is that a judge should be biased. The other quality is judicial temperament. It is referred to as the ability to correctly apply the law based on the stated facts and also to understand that how the decision will affect the daily lives of human beings. The temperament also refers to the general ability to effectively understand the communication with counsel, juror, witnesses and also considering all aspects of the issue to give the best possible judgment that would help mankind in general. The other inherited qualities that a judge should exhibit under the judicial temperament, are open-mindedness, courage, tact, courtesy, patience, understanding, punctuality firmness, humility common sense and compassion. All these qualities should be reflected and demonstrated consistently in every judgment. A judge should be able to communicate others with sensitivity and without giving offense and to handle personal stress He/she should be able to understand the responsibility he/she has been entitled to, and is of a highly respectable governmental position of public trust. Also, he/she should be able to understand, that stress, criticism and scrutiny are very inherent part of the job.

Apart from havildar basic judicial temperament, basic intelligence becomes mandatory. This meant having the bund understanding of law, ability to legally analyses procedures and quick in comprehending, perceiving and understanding the new concept and ideas and implementing them in the judgment. Also, being at such powerful position, ethics should be followed to its highest level. There should be no doubt about applicant’s personal and professional ethics. A judge should maintain the set of standards and rules that maintains his dignity and impartiality. Also, he/she should be able to follow ethical principles and abide by the principle of natural justice. A judge should be able to demonstrate a high set of skills backed by personal moral values that makes him different from the general citizens.

Integrity and courage is another set of factors that a judge needs to follow. The courage, here defines the willingness to follow and adopt those rules that are correct.

The most important quality of a judge is he bility tp communicate with others. The ability of communication in a clear, sêncise and grammatically correct manner remains at the core of all quality. As Indian lay needs a broader interpretation, the strong oral and written skills play an important role the delivery of judgment. It should be noted that while all judge cannot be selected.othe bats of being a public speaker, few should be. Also, the general responsibility towards the society must be understood by every judge. Every judge has a civic and professional responsibility, which creates a better image of the entire judiciary in the entire country.  Heathy mind comes from a healthy body, therefore, the health of a judge should always bevell judge should be in well physical and mental condition to execute duties of the office.

It has been observed that long history of illnesses, migraine headaches, poor attendance in the present ob and other chronic syndrome reflects the judgment delivery capacity of the judge. Another important quality of a judge should be his character and appearance in public. He should have a positive reputation in every strata of the society. A judge, who is free of any kind of indictment in immoral acts of indiscretions, is believed to deliver a positive and unbiased judgment. A strong judicial system is formed by judges who are of best quality and experience, so that every judgment delivered reflects the opinion of the society.

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