Republic of the Congo’s Constitution of 2015


Judicial Independence

 
Article 168. The judicial power is independent of the executive power and of the legislative power. The judicial power decides on the disputes arising between citizens or between citizens and the State. The judges are only submitted, in the exercise of their functions, to the authority of the law.
 

Judicial Council or Parallel Institution

 
Article 171. The President of the Republic guarantees the independence of the judicial power through the Superior Council of the Magistrature. The Superior Council of the Magistrature decides as [a] council of discipline and as [the] organ of administration on the career of the Magistrates. The Superior Council of the Magistrature, under the authority of the President of the Republic, may take all measures that could contribute to the regular functioning of the Courts and Tribunals.
 
Article 172. The members of the Supreme Court and the magistrates of the other national jurisdictions are appointed by the President of the Republic, by decree in [the] Superior Council of the Magistrature. The presiding Magistrates are irremovable.
 

Attorney General’s Office

 
Article 191. A High Court of Justice is instituted. The High Court of Justice is composed of Deputies and of Senators elected in [an] equal number by their peers, and of members from the Supreme Court equally elected by their peers. The representation of the parliamentarians within the High Court of Justice must reflect, as much as possible, the political configuration of each Chamber of the Parliament. The High Court of Justice is presided over by the First President of the Supreme Court. The Public Ministry is represented by the Procurator General before the Supreme Court.

General Assembly - October 16, 2019

Report on the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Human Rights Council - June 24, 2019

Report on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly of judges and prosecutors

General Assembly - October 25, 2018

Report on Bar Associations

Human Rights Council - June 22, 2018

Report on Judicial Councils

General Assembly -October 17, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime

Human Rights Council - June 12, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime