The values and principles of the Judiciary

These are the values and principles that the Judiciary in Belize have sworn to uphold.  Please make sure you are paying attention to the laws and constitution.Know your rights so that you can stand up to the powers of Tyranny and Oppression.

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The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.

Maximilien Robespierre

Principle: Propriety, and the appearance of propriety, are essential to the performance of all of the activities of a judge.

Principle: An independent judiciary is indispensable to impartial justice under law. A judge should therefore uphold and exemplify judicial independence in both its individual and institutional aspects.

Principle: Integrity is essential to the proper discharge of the judicial office.

Principle: Impartiality is essential to the proper discharge of the judicial office. It applies not only to the making of a decision itself but also to the process by which the decision is made.

Principle: Ensuring equality of treatment to all before the courts is essential to the due performance of the judicial office.

Principle: Competence and diligence are prerequisites to the due performance of judicial office.

Principle: Implementing these principles and ensuring the compliance of judges with them are essential to the effective achievement of the objectives of this Code consonant with judicial independence and propriety.

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