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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.

August 24, 2019

Independent and Impartial Judicial Councils

Chief Justice Đuro Sessa of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network about good practices for the appointment of judicial council members.

The Global Judicial Integrity Network: Training and Appointing Ethical Judges
The Global Judicial Integrity Network: Drafting and Implementing Judicial Codes of Ethics
Ethics for Justice: How boosting judicial ethics helps tackle corruption amongst judiciaries
The Importance of Transparency in Judicial Selections and Appointments
September 6, 2019

The Importance of Transparency in Judicial Selections and Appointments

In October 2018, the Southern African Chief Justices' Forum (SACJF) formally adopted the Lilongwe Principles and Guidelines on the Selection and Appointment of Judicial Officers. The Lilongwe Principles and Guidelines, which have previously been discussed in a 'Views' piece by Justice Sanji Monageng, are significant, as they are the first such guidelines to be developed in Africa, by an African institution, in response to specific circumstances that pertain to Africa. Thus, the adoption of the Lilongwe Principles and Guidelines is an embodiment of the spirit of finding African solutions to Africa's governance challenges.