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Welcome to the newsletter of the Global Judicial Integrity Network! Our aim is to update you on the latest activities and achievements of the Network.

The 2022 International Anti-Corruption Day: Join the global action against corruption

The 2022 International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) on 9 December highlighted the crucial link between anti-corruption and peace, security, and development, and emphasized that only through cooperation and the involvement of each and every person and institution can we overcome the negative impact of this crime.

The theme of this year’s IACD was “UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption”, promoting the upcoming twentieth anniversary in 2023 of the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument in the world - the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

Article 11 of UNCAC recognizes judges’ crucial role in preventing and combatting corruption and the importance of strengthening judicial integrity. Therefore, please join us over the next year in promoting the implementation of UNCAC and building a world #UnitedAgainstCorruption.


Knowledge-building: Resources and tools of the Network

One way to join the efforts to promote the prevention of corruption and to strengthen judicial integrity is to learn from and disseminate the Network’s innovative knowledge products and tools on various pressing judicial integrity challenges, such as:

E-learning course on judicial conduct and ethics, which can now be accessed in six languages through a new, improved UNODC eLearning platform.


Paper on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues, available in three languages here.


Guidelines on the Use of Social Media by Judges, available in 13 languages here.


If your judiciary would like to support the dissemination of the Network's knowledge products by providing a translation into a new language, please contact us.

What is new on the Network's website?

OPINION PIECE: Vicarious trauma experienced by judges and the importance of healing 

By Hon. Victor Reyes, Judge-in-Residence for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in the United States. Published on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, the article explores why healthy, balanced professionals produce more just and humane results for the community. 
Read all opinion pieces here.

OPINION PIECE: Public expressions of judges: Navigating between freedom and responsibility 

By Hon. Andrea Chis, Judge at the Superior Council of Magistracy of Romania. The article provides practical advice and techniques for judges regarding communicating and expressing opinions publicly. 
Read all opinion pieces here.

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Continued role of the Network in ensuring judicial integrity globally

On the occasion of participating in the celebrations for the International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award 2022 in Doha, Qatar, the UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly met with Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Judiciary Council of Qatar Dr. Hassan bin Lahdan Alhassan Almohanadi. Given Chief Justice Almohanadi's role as one of 12 members of the Network's Advisory Board and as President of the Second High-Level Meeting of the Network, they discussed the importance of the continued role of the Network in ensuring judicial integrity globally. Please stay tuned for more information about the upcoming activities of the Network in 2023. 


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