Speech by Lord Justice Gross at the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association Conference

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Providing Sufficient Resources for the Courts and Judiciary as a Fundamental Constitutional Obligation

It is a particular privilege to express my support for the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association. As a body it has since 1970 been one of the strongest proponents of respect for judicial independence, judicial integrity, the proper administration of justice and the rule of law. As exemplified by its first aim and objective, the CMJA seeks to “advance the administration of the law by promoting the independence of the judiciary”. This is truly important work.   More broadly, the CMJA is a facet of the Commonwealth. In an uncertain and troubled world, the Commonwealth, an association of nations with shared values and traditions, notably the common law, is all the more important.

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