The Global Judicial Integrity Network is pleased to introduce a series of podcasts to promote peer-learning and the exchange of good practices in strengthening and upholding judicial integrity. Relevant external experts discuss their opinions and experiences regarding specific thematic issues of judicial integrity.
Please note that all opinions expressed in this section of the website are the opinions of the authors, who are external experts, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.
Justice Judith Jones, a Supreme Court Justice in Trinidad and Tobago, is interviewed by Roberta Solis of the Global Judicial Integrity Network on equal access to the judiciary, including methods to improve public confidence in the judiciary for domestic violence survivors.
Justice Maria Thereza Moura, Justice Kashim Zannah, Doctor Nihal Jayawickrama, and Justice Lynne Leitch of the Global Judicial Integrity Network Advisory Board discuss how to maintain personal and institutional judicial independence.
Nihal Jayawickrama of the Judicial Integrity Group (JIG) describes the history of the creation of the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct and discusses potential updates to the Commentary.
U.S. Judge Virginia Kendall is interviewed by Roberta Solis from the Global Judicial Integrity Network on how to incorporate judges' use of social media into judicial training courses. Topics include how to structure training courses and apply existing codes of conduct to social media issues, as well as the potential concerns with judges' use of social media.
Judge Jerome Abrams of the National Center for State Courts speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network on how judges can maximize efficiency and utilize technology to become effective court administrators.
Judge Barry Clarke, Regional Employment Judge in Wales and Deputy Chair of the UK Central Arbitration Committee, discusses judges' use of social media, including common mistakes, best practices, and the dangers of the big data industry.
Justice Shiranee Tilakawardane, a Supreme Court Justice in Sri Lanka, is interviewed by the Global Judicial Integrity Network on gender-related issues in the judiciary, including; sextortion, sexual harassment, and the under-representation of women.