According to a statement signed by himself, the reason for the circular was because he had noted that certain judges and professional magistrates were flouting existing rules on dress codes - i.e. “Judges and professional magistrates must be fully robed in wig and gown for court sittings at all times,” the circular read. “For this reason, judges and professional magistrates should also ensure that members of the Bar who appear before the Courts strictly comply with the dress standards to maintain the dignity of the court. In September 2021, the CJ issued a similar circular titled: “Dress Standards in Court” addressed to all judges and professional magistrates. Which spiral he continued had led by non-conformity and legitimate demand for change of the current Constitution.
Source: GhanaWeb January 22, 2022 07:57 UTC