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Blog: Did Hon. Judge Balancy make a faux pas?

« Anyone who is entrusted with judicial functions should exercise restraint in making public comments on a legislative measure which is being introduced by the Executive and is the subject of some public controversy. It cannot be otherwise ! In Constitutional democracies, it is settled law that the three branches of the State, that is, the Executive, the Legislator and the Judicator are separate and each of them must be mindful of the Constitutional limits within which each has to operate. Judicial independence must not, even in the slightest manner, be perceived to have been compromised, bearing in mind that a Judge might well be called upon to decide upon such cases » - Hon. Dr Navin Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius.