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Global Judicial Integrity Network

Corruption in the justice system - whether actual or perceived - poses a real threat to confidence in the rule of law. With this in mind, boosting judicial integrity is an integral part of the Doha Declaration Global Programme.

The Judicial Integrity initiative aims to assist judiciaries across the globe in strengthening judicial integrity and preventing corruption in the justice sector, in line with article 11 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. For that purpose, the initiative has facilitated the creation of the Global Judicial Integrity Network.

UNODC has been providing assistance to Member States in strengthening judicial integrity, accountability and professionalism since 2000, by supporting the development of the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct and producing various tools to help judiciaries to that effect.

July 20, 2020

Eliminating Gender Bias and Stereotypes during Adjudicatory Processes

Gender bias manifests itself in many ways, both subtle and obvious. In some cases, the bias is so blatant and damaging to the integrity of the judicial system that disciplinary action is appropriate. In other cases, the bias may be unconscious and unarticulated, but still exert an improper influence over legal proceedings. While disciplinary action may not be warranted, it is important to recognize and address the threat that gender bias - even if unconscious - poses to judicial integrity and the fairness of judicial decisions. 

The Global Judicial Integrity Network: Access to Justice in Small Island Nations
The Global Judicial Integrity Network: Anti-Corruption Courts
The Investigation of Judicial Misconduct