REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA
WINDHOEK - 25 August 2010
Code of Conduct for Magistrates: Magistrates Act, 2003 (Act No. 3 of 2003) . ...................................
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MAGISTRATES: MAGISTRATES ACT, 2003
The Magistrates Commission, in terms of section 4(1)(b) of the Magistrates Act, 2003 (Act No. 3 of
2003), after consultation with the Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association of Namibia, has compiled the
Code of Conduct to be complied with by magistrates as set out in the Schedule.
Windhoek, 10 August 2010
In this Code a word or expression defined in the Act has the same meaning, and unless the context
otherwise indicates “the Act” means the Magistrates Act, 2003 (Act No. 3 of 2003).
As judicial officer a magistrate is required to maintain high standard of conduct in both professional
and personal capacities, in and out of court.