Senior Counsel Israel Khan is calling on High Court and Court of Appeal judges to speak out on the issue of Chief Justice Ivor Archie’s alleged “misconduct.”
In an open letter to judges yesterday, which he also sent to the media, Khan said, “Judges of this country, should say something on the issue of CJ Archie’s alleged misconduct.”
In his letter he said, “The allegations made against Honourable Chief Justice Ivor Archie are scandalous, and if true, demonstrate he is a disgrace to the legal profession and unfit to be Chief Justice.”
Khan added that if Archie cannot or would not publicly refute the very serious allegations, there are only three options open to him: “Resign now, or face a tribunal triggered under Section 137 of the Constitution and/or face criminal charge of misbehaviour in public office (15 years jail if convicted).”
He also noted that “never in the history of the entire Commonwealth has a Chief Justice been accused of such scandalous misbehaviour.”
He also accused judges of being complicit by their silence saying “I dare say, with the greatest respect to Your Lordships, that by your silence, you are condoning CJ Archie’s alleged misbehaviour. It appears that birds of a feather flock together”.