Chad’s Constitution of 1996 with Amendments through 2005
Article 141. The judicial power is independent of the executive power and of the legislative power. Article 142. A sole order of jurisdiction is instituted of which the Supreme Court is the highest instance. Article 143. The judicial power is exercised in Chad by the Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal, the Tribunals and the Justices of the Peace. It is the guardian of the freedoms and of individual property and sees to the respect of the fundamental rights.
Judicial Council or Parallel Institution
Article 146. The President of the Republic presides over the Superior Council of the Magistrature. The Minister of Justice is [,] of right [,] the First Vice President of it. The President of the Supreme Court is the second Vice President of it. The other members of the Superior Council of the Magistrature are elected by their peers within the conditions established by the law. Article 147. The Superior Council of the Magistrature proposes the appointments and the promotions of the magistrates.