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Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary, GA resolution 40/32, Article 10

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Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary, GA resolution 40/32, Article 10

Article 10: Qualifications, selection and training

Persons selected for judicial office shall be individuals of integrity and ability with appropriate training or qualifications in law. Any method of judicial selection shall safeguard against judicial appointments for improper motives. In the selection of judges, there shall be no discrimination against a person on the grounds of race, colour, sex, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or status, except that a requirement, that a candidate for judicial office must be a national of the country concerned, shall not be considered discriminatory.

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