High Court Judge Addresses Judicial Methodology in Seminar

High court judge and chairman of the judicial training department at the Supreme Judicial Council Judge As'ad Mubarak spoke at a seminar offered by the Birzeit University law department on February 6, 2014.

Mubarak presented his own experience in the judiciary, which started in 1977, a period that saw many changes in the work of the Palestinian judiciary. Addressing the seminar’s topic, "The scientific methodology of a judge’s work," Mubarak said that hasty judicial appointments and the instability of legal positions most affect the work of a judge.

He said that since the law of judicial independence was issued, court administration has moved from the authority of the Ministry of Justice, which created problems, to the judiciary.

Mubarak also spoke about judicial suffocation, saying, "The judge investigates 40-50 cases daily, and as a result of work accumulation and pressure, the judge is unable to issue qualitative judicial decisions.”