PURPOSE OF THE GUIDELINES
(a) set out the essential processes that the Judicial Service Commission will follow in implementing section 180;
(b) act as an aide-memoir and checklist for essential matters which the Judicial Service Commission must take into consideration in determining the qualifications and probity of the nominees for judicial office during the selection process;
(c) inform the entire decision-making process of the Judicial Service Commission.
The guidelines also take cognisance of the imperatives of section 191 of the Constitution for the conduct of the business of the Judicial Service