To discuss these issues at the 14th Crime Congress in Kyoto, an Ancillary Event saw UNODC judicial experts joined by Dr. Hassan bin Lahdan Alhassan Almohanadi, President of the Court of Cassation and the Supreme Judiciary Council of the State of Qatar; Diego Garcia-Sayan, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers; Meaza Ashenafi, Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; and Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC, Director of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute.
In episode 1 of UNODC's new interview series, 'Rule of Law Conversations', the Doha Declaration Global Programme chats to Betsy Apple, Advocacy Director and Head of Democracy and the Rule of Law Division at the Open Society Justice Initiative, about these and other issues on this critical topic.
Since its inception in 2016, the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration has reached literally millions of people across the world, promoting peace, justice and the rule of law. Through education; through sports; through prisoner rehabilitation; and through promoting a corruption-free judiciary, UNODC has been working tirelessly to leave a lasting impact on global crime prevention and criminal justice efforts. As we move from one Crime Congress to the next, this video showcases just a handful of those with whom we've collaborated, offering their voices on role of this unique Global Programme.
This episode features Associate Professor Jane Johnston of the University of Queensland in Australia. She speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network on the role that public information officers play in the judiciary, as well as discussing their history and how social media has changed their position.
The Global Judicial Integrity Network interviews Judge Halsey and Judge Strand of the Judiciary of Minnesota in the United States on community outreach practices, including their public access television show.
As part of the 10th session of the COP to the UNTOC, a panel was organized with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Diego Garcia-Sayan, on the effects of organized crime on judicial integrity.
The Global Judicial Integrity Network hosted a panel discussion with William Brunson of the National Judicial College of the U.S., Judge Vinette Beverlin Graham Allen and Judge Marva McDonald Bishop of the Judiciary of Jamaica
The Global Judicial Integrity Network hosted a discussion on open justice at the 2020 International Anti-Corruption Conference.