Showing posts with label Vacancies for Blind in Judiciary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vacancies for Blind in Judiciary. Show all posts

Monday, July 21, 2014

Blind can write exam to become Judge, rules Spain's General Council of Judiciary

Please refer to my earlier blog entry dated 01st June 2009  titled Can a Blind / Visually Impaired Person work as a Judge / Magistrate ? This was subsequently also posted on 06 June 2009, more than 5 years ago at titled How can a blind / visually impaired person work as a Judge?

Delighted to learn that after a protracted battle, the Spanish Court has ruled in the favour of a visually impaired law graduate Mr. Pérez Castellanos’ restoring his equal right to become a Judge like his fellow law graduates.

An online petition on collected more than 100,000 signatures in support of Pérez Castellanos’ legal struggle.

Blind man wins battle to become judge
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Here is the news published in The Local:

Blind man wins battle to become judge

Published: 14 May 2014 11:49 GMT+02:00

Spanish legal authorities have ruled in favour of a blind 23-year-old law graduate who called for people with his disability to be allowed to become judges.

“Can a blind person like me carry out the work duties of a magistrate?” was the question sent by Gabriel Pérez Castellanos to the official body days after completing his Law degree in July 2013.

Ten months on and several adjournments later, Pérez Castellanos finally got the response he was hoping for.

Spain’s General Council of the Judiciary ruled unanimously on Tuesday that blind people can access state entrance exams to qualify as judges even though their job responsibilities may have to be adapted to suitable cases.

According to the report, evidence used in court that "can only be assessed with one’s eyesight" is limited and "not enough to completely rule out blind people from a career in the judiciary".

"I'm very happy, of course," the young man told The Local.

Having scored 7.9 in his Law degree (equivalent to a First Class Honours degree in the UK), Pérez Castellanos is now completing a Master’s degree at Garrigues, Spain's biggest law firm.

"The plan is to focus on labour law," he said of his future plans.

And while the budding lawyer admitted it would be more difficult for a blind  person to be a judge — as would be the case for many professions — he thought none of the challenges were insurmountable. 

"The main task of judges is to make decisions based on their knowledge of the law," he said.

Pérez Castellanos told the Local doesn't view himself as a spokespeson for blind people but admits he had been amazed, and delighted, by the repsonse to his situation. 

Online petition website collected more than 100,000 signatures in support of Pérez Castellanos' legal struggle.

Brazil, France, Peru and the UK already employ blind judges as stipulated in the UN's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

Source: The Local

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Two backlog post of Blind to be filled in Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2014

Delhi High Court has invited application for the Delhi Judicial Services Examination 2014  to fill up 80 vacancies out of which 02 vacancies (backlog) are reserved for Physically handicapped (Blind/ Low Vision) (Mobility not to be restricted) candidates.

Application form including the DJSE Registration Form can be obtained against Demand Draft / Pay Order (non-refundable) for ` 600/- each for General Category candidates and Rs. 100/- for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe / Physically Handicapped (Blind / Low vision) (mobility not to be restricted) / Orthopaedically Handicapped {OA – one arm affected (Right or left), OL – one leg affected (right or left), BL – both legs affected but not arms} candidates on any working day from 24.02.2014 to 22.03.2014 from Delhi High Court. The applications must be submitted positively on or before 24 March 2014 (4 PM).

To access the notification and the instruction either visit the high court website at links below or click here to access it from  Google Drive : Notification for DJS 2014,  Instructions for DJS 2014.

High Court Website Link for Notification
High Court website link for Instructions

The only funny thing is that it debars Ex-Servicemen who were discharged from service on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment.