The Act was published in a Government Gazette Extraordinary on 7th September 2017. The date of commencement, therefore, is 7th September 2017.
The main effect of the amendment is to change the procedure for the appointment of the Chief Justice, the Deputy Chief Justice and the Judge President of the High Court. These appointments will now be made by the President after consultation with the Judicial Service Commission.
The procedure for the appointment of other judges remains as it was previously.