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On International Youth Day, judges, judicial practitioners and young people unite to strengthen judicial integrity

On International Youth Day 2022, the UNODC Global Judicial Integrity Network and the UNODC Global Resource Initiative on Anti-Corruption Education and Youth Empowerment (GRACE) jointly organized a virtual event on Intergenerational Learning: Educating Youth on Judicial Integrity and Anti-Corruption in the Judiciary. The theme of this year's International Youth Day was "Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages" and aimed to amplify the message that action is needed among all generations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and leave no one behind.

This virtual event brought together representatives of the judiciary, academics specialized in the fight against corruption and young people from different parts of the world. The event created a dynamic dialogue to exchange views and share ideas on the important role of young people in promoting a culture of integrity and resistance to corruption as well as in raising awareness among young people about the new challenges related to integrity, ethics and anti-corruption in today's world. 

This event aligns with the Network's continued efforts to strengthen the linkages between different generations to counter corruption and strengthen the justice system, including through creating opportunities for experience-sharing, mentoring and learning from one another.

Additional information about this event is available here.
The event recording is available on the Network website here.



Launch of the UNODC Women in Justice/for Justice Campaign dedicated webpage

As you might know, on 10 March 2022, UNODC launched a new global campaign “Women in Justice/for Justice” at a high-level event in Vienna on the occasion of the first International Day of Women Judges. The Campaign aims to promote gender balance and gender responsiveness across the justice spectrum, among others through: improving the existing knowledge base to support criminal justice responses; filling gaps in data collection and analysis; improving delivery of justice; promoting integrity and accountability through gender representation and responsiveness; and addressing gender-based violence and the needs of women as witnesses and victims.

We would like to invite you to visit the newly launched webpage of the Campaign to learn more about its goals and how to get involved, as well as to access a wealth of existing UNODC resources, materials and tools on issues related to gender equality in the justice system.

What is new on the Network's website?

OPINION PIECE: Finding balance between judicial transparency and the freedom of expression and judges' right to privacy: French experience 

By Natalie Ficero, Professor at the University Cote d’Azur and member of the French High Council for the Judiciary. Based on the freedom of expression and the right to information, social networks, open databases of court decisions and their algorithmic processing allow to find a lot of personal data of judges. However, French law sets limits to the publicity of judgments, in order to guarantee the security and privacy of judges. Visit all opinion pieces here.


OPINION PIECE: Corruption and threats as a challenge to judicial integrity of women judges 

By Justice Renate Winter, international judge at the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone. Corruption seems to be everywhere, in politics, in economics, in the health system, in education and in the justice system as well. It seems to be in the DNA of humankind, and it is especially problematic, when it affects the justice system, because: “who guards the guardians”? Additional opinion pieces are available here.


OPINION PIECE: Good practices in promoting gender equality in the administration of justice in Bolivia

By Justice Karem Gallardo, Judge of the Plurinational Constitutional Court of Bolivia and the President of the Gender Committee of the Judiciary. The ongoing efforts in the Bolivian judiciary on gender mainstreaming aim to contribute to the effective administration of justice in accordance with the existing ethical standards and judicial integrity. To this end, the Gender Committee of the Judiciary and the Plurinational Constitutional Court have been advocating and continue to promote substantive equality between men and women and the implementation of measures to combat inequalities in the administration of justice. The opinion piece is also available in Spanish here.


VIDEO: International Youth Day. Intergenerational Learning: Educating Young People on Judicial Integrity and Countering Corruption in the Judiciary.

The video recording of the special event on the occasion of International Youth Day 2022 is available hereThis event featured as panellists U.S. Judge Victor Reyes and Brazilian Prosecutor Denise Neves Abade, and gathered representatives of the judiciary, academics specialized in anti-corruption, and young people from different parts of the world, including the GRACE YouthLED Integrity Advisory Board. Additional multimedia resources are available here.

Paper on Gender-related Judicial Integrity Issues is now also available in French

With the aim of promoting access to the Global Judicial Integrity Network's knowledge products, we are pleased to inform you that the Network's Paper on Gender-related Judicial Integrity Issues is now also available in French, in addition to the existing English and Spanish (the executive summary only) versions.  Please consult all knowledge products of the Network and their language versions  here
If you would like to contribute by providing translations of the knowledge products in the language of your jurisdiction, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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