Suspension and dismissal of judges

Judges are appointed for life. The Judiciary (Organization) Act sets a compulsory retirement age of 70. Judges may not be suspended or dismissed by the government or parliament.

Still, situations may arise in which it is necessary to suspend or dismiss a judge, for instance if the judge in question is no longer physically or mentally capable of performing his duties or if he has been convicted of a serious offence. In such situations, the Procurator General is empowered by law to submit an application for suspension or dismissal to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court decides on applications for suspension or dismissal.