Judicial Ethics Training Package

One of the leading products of the Global Judicial Integrity Network is the package of Judicial Ethics Training Tools. As identified during the preparatory phase in the lead up to the establishment of the Network, effective judicial ethics training has been a missing point and a continued challenge in many judiciaries. It was with this in mind that the Judicial Ethics Training Tools were developed by the Network as a ready-made, comprehensive training package that could be directly implemented by any interested judiciary.

Judicial Ethics Training Tools


The training tools are aimed at providing newly appointed and serving members of the judiciary with a solid understanding of the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct and the requirements of article 11 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. The package of training tools consists of an e-Learning course, a self-directed course and a trainers' manual . To learn more about the three components please read the descriptions to the right or watch our instructional video. The Judicial Ethics Training Tools are now available in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Please see below:

Language Versions
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How to Join- Becoming a Training Site

Many jurisdictions worldwide have already begun implementing the Judicial Ethics Training Tools. Being a training site means being committed to rolling out national or regional training activities based on the training tools. 

Some concrete expectations from the training sites include: the nomination of a focal point to coordinate the organization of the training activities in the judiciary and act as the main point of contact for the communication with UNODC and other training sites; the dissemination of the e-learning and self-directed courses among judges; the organization of at least one training activity based on the tools per year (e.g. an in-person or virtual training workshop, the inclusion of the e-learning course as part of the training curriculum for judges, etc.); and possible sharing experiences and good practices with UNODC and other training sites. As a result of the rolled-out activities of the training sites to date, more than 7,000 judges and members of the judiciary have already benefited from the Judicial Ethics Training Tools.

Jurisdictions interested in becoming training sites are welcome to contact the UNODC secretariat of the Global Judicial Integrity Network.

Train-the-Trainers Workshops

Several "train-the-trainers" workshops have been organized to date on how to use the trainers' manual to facilitate judicial ethics courses. These workshops have resulted in successfully training over 150 trainers worldwide.


1. E-Learning Course:

A widely applicable and interactive electronic course consisting of three separate modules dealing with various aspects of judicial ethics.


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2. Self-Directed Course:

A text-based (PDF) course on judicial ethics for those who cannot complete the e-Learning course.

3. Trainers' Manual:

A guide for national trainers to develop and design their own training courses and tailor them to the needs and circumstances of various jurisdictions, so that they can conduct face-to-face workshops following one of the other two components.


Supplemental Training Resources

Tips for Trainers

Michelle Austin and Judge Phil Rostant of the Judicial College of England and Wales provide tips on how to lead an effective training programme for judges, with a particular focus on group dynamics and behavioural psychology.

The Global Judicial Integrity Network is grateful for the kind support and contributions of the Judicial College of England and Wales to the train-the trainers courses..


Core Reference Documents and Further Reading:

This webpage provides links to a variety of useful sources for judicial training. These include: international standards to be consulted as reference materials during trainings; relevant videos; judicial training handbooks from international associations and suggested academic sources for further reading.

Other knowledge products and resources of the Global Judicial Integrity Network are also very relevant for the design and implementation of judicial ethics training activities, including the Non-Binding Guidelines on the Use of Social Media by Judges, the Paper on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues, various podcast episodes, webinars and written opinion pieces.