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Judges may be held accountable for their behaviour on and off the bench by: (1) the executive; (2) the legislature; (3) various actors within the judiciary, such as the court presidents, senior judges, and judicial unions; and (4) other actors outside of the three branches of government, such as the bar, the ombudsman, or the people. Each of these actors has its own mechanisms for holding judges to account. Mechanisms include, for example, impeachment (usually by the legislature), disciplinary proceedings (which could be initiated by the minister of justice/the government, the legislature, or court presidents) and judicial performance evaluations.