1A magistrate shall exercise his function in accordance with the Constitution and the law.
2A magistrate shall exercise the function independently, on the basis of the assessment of the facts and interpretation of the law, in accordance with his intrinsic conviction, free of any extraneous influences, direct or indirect, from any side or for any reason.
3A magistrate shall not establish inappropriate connections and shall not be under the influence of the executive and legislative power. The magistrate shall take all the measures in order to be and appear to be free therefrom. The magistrate shall immediately notify the Council and the Chairperson upon identifying any attempt of interference or undue influence on him/her.
4A magistrate shall perform his or her judicial function in an impartial manner, without bias and without prejudice.
5The conduct of the magistrate shall, in the course of assuming his/her function, guarantee maintaining and enhancing the confidence of the public in the justice system, the legal profession and parties who are subject of proceedings. The magistrate shall exercise his/her functions in a fair, accurate, timely reasonable, conscious, cautious, dedicated and systematic manner, with objectivity, self-restraint and maturity.