Establishment and composition of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission
Constitution of Bahamas
The Judicial and Legal Service Commission
Establishment and composition of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission.
116.- (1) There shall be a Judicial and Legal Service Commission for The Bahamas.
(2) The members of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission shall be-
a) the Chief Justice, who shall be Chairmen;
b) such other Justice of the Supreme Court or Justice of Appeal as may be designated by the Governor-General, acting on the recommendation of the Chief Justice, by instrument under the Public Seal ;
c) the Chairman of the Public Service Commission ; and
d) two person appointed by the Governor-General by instrument under the Public Seal, acting ont he recommendation of the Prime Minister after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition.
(3) Subject to the provisions of Article 126 of this Constitution, the office of a member of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(d) of this Article shall become vacant-
a) at the expiration of three years form the date of his appointment or such earlier time as may be specified in the instrument by which he was appointed;
b) if he becomes a member of either House.
(4) A person shall not be qualified to be appointed as a member of the Commission under subparagraph (2) (b) of this Article unless he holds or is qualified to hold or has held high judicial office ; and a person shall be disqualified for appointment as such if he is a member of either House.
(5) If the office of Chairman of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission is vacant or the holder thereof is for any reason unable to perform the functions of his office, then until a person has been appointed to and has assumed the faction of that office or until the person holding that office has resumed those functions, as the case may be, they shall be performed by such one of the other members of the Commission as may for the time being be designated in that behalf by the Governor-General, acting on the recommendation of the Chief Justice, or, if the is for any reason incapacitated from making a recommendation, of the other Justice of the Supreme Court or Justice of Appeal who is a member of the Commission.
(6) If at any time one of the members of the Commission referred to in sub-paragraphs (2)(b), (c) or (d) of this Article is for any reason unable to exercise the function of his office, the Governor-general, in the case of the Chairman of the Public Service Commission, may appoint another member of the Public Service Commission to act as a member, and in the case of a member referred to in sub-paragraphs (2)(b) or (d) of this Article may, acting ont he same recommendation as for the appointment of that members, appoint a person who is qualified to be appointed as a member of the Commission to act as a member. Any person so appointed shall, subject to the provisions of sub-paragraph (3)(b) of this Article and Article 126 of this Constitution, as the case may be, until the holder thereof has resumed his functions or until his appointment to act has been revoked by the Governor-General, acting as aforesaid.
Constitution of Bahamas
Chapter I - The Constitution
1. The State
Chapter II - Citizenship
Chapter III - Protection Of Fundamental Rights And Freedoms Of The Individual
Chapter IV - The Governor-general
36. Public Seal
Chapter V - Parliament
Part 1 - Composition of Parliament
Part 2 - The Senate
Part 3 - House of Assembly
Part 4 - Powers and Procedure of Parliament
63. Assent to Bills
Part 5 - Summoning Prorogation and Dissolution
Part 6 - Delimitation of Constituencies
Chapter VI - The Executive
72. The Cabinet
Chapter VII - The Judicature
Part 1 - The Supreme Court
95. Acting Justices
Part 2 - Court of Appeal
Part 3 - Appeals to Court of Appeal and Her Majesty in Council
Chapter VIII - The Public Service
Part 1 - The Public Service Commission
Part 2 - Appointments etc. of Public Officers
Part 3 - The Public Service Board of Appeal
Part 4 - The Judicial and Legal Service Commission
Part 5 - The Police Service Commission
Part 6 - Pensions
Part 7 - Miscellaneous
127. Public Service
Chapter IX - Finance
128. Consolidated Fund
133. Contingencies Fund
134. Public Debt
Chapter X - Interpretation
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