Monday, April 25, 2016

British Judge in Brunei's Court of Appeal

Unique among many countries, Brunei's Judicial System uses British Judges as Judges in the Court of Appeal. This leads to impartiality and a sound judicial system. On 23 April 2016, Brunei appointed another British Justice to the Court of Appeal with the news as follows:


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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Sunday, April 24, 2016



His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah (R), the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam being greeted by the newly appointed non-resident Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court, also one of the judges at the Court of Appeal, Justice Conrad Seagroatt (L) during the swearing-in ceremony at Cheradi Laila Kenchana, Istana Nurul Iman. Picture: Infofoto


HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday presided over the swearing in ceremony of Justice Conrad Seagrott as the new non-resident judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court.

The monarch witnessed Justice Seagrott take the oath for the four-year post at Istana Nurul Iman. Justice Seagroatt is also one of the judges at the Court of Appeal.

Grand Chamberlain Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Penggawa Laila Bentara Istiadat Diraja Dalam Istana Pengiran Hj Alauddin Pengiran Paduka Tuan Pengiran Hj Abu Bakar began the ceremony with the reading of the appointment letter.

Also present were Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Hj Kifrawi Dato Paduka Hj Kifli, Attorney General Datin Seri Paduka Hjh Hayati Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Paduka Hj Mohd Salleh, President of Court of Appeal Justice John Barry Mortimer, and Court of Appeal Judge Michael Peter Burrell.

Other attendees included High Court Judge Dato Paduka Steven Chong, High Court Judge Dato Paduka Hj Hairol Arni Hj Abdul Majid, Judicial Commissioner and Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court Pengiran Hjh Rostaina Pg Hj Duraman and Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Juanda A Rashid.

The Brunei Times

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Brunei's Principal Officers in the Legal and Judicial System:

Attorney General - Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Hayati binti Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohd Salleh,
Solicitor General - Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Juanda A Rashid (also Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister's Office)

Chief Justice - Dato Seri Paduka Haji Kifrawi bin Dato Paduka Hj Kifli
High Court Judge - Dato Paduka Steven Chong
High Court Judge - Dato Paduka Hj Hairol Arni Hj Abd Majid
Chief Registrar of Supreme Court - Pengiran Hajah Rostaina binti Pengiran Haji Duraman

President of the Court of Appeal - Justice John Barry Mortimer
Court of Appeal Judge - Justice Michael Peter Burrell
Court of Appeal Judge - Justice Conrad Seagrott

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