Lesotho’s Constitution of 1993 with Amendments through 2011

Judicial Independence

Article 12. […] 8.Any court or other adjudicating authority prescribed by law for the determination of the existence or extent of any civil right or obligation shall be established by law and shall be independent and impartial; and where proceedings for such a determination are instituted by any person before such a court or other adjudicating authority, the case shall be given a fair hearing within reasonable time.

Judicial Council or Parallel Institutional

Article 120. 1. The Chief Justice shall be appointed by the King acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister. 2.The puisne judges shall be appointed by the King, acting in accordance with the advice of the Judicial Service Commission. 3. a. A person shall not be qualified to be appointed as a judge of the High Court unless: i. he holds or has held office as a judge of a court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or in any country outside the Commonwealth that may be prescribed by Parliament or a court having jurisdiction in appeals from such a court; or ii. he holds one of the specified qualifications and has held one or other of those qualifications for a total period of not less than five years.

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