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Podcasts

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.

 

November 2019

Upholding Judicial Integrity

Judge Edith Zeller, President of the Association of European Administrative Judges, speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network on how to promote judicial integrity and prevent judicial misconduct by creating codes of judicial conduct.

October 2019

International Judicial Cooperation

Judge Madiyar Balken of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network about international judicial cooperation, including a discussion of Kazakhstan's ongoing judicial reform programme, which intends to promote good practices and standards in the judiciary. For the English transcript of the interview, please visit: http://bit.ly/balkenpodcast

September 2019

Good Practices in Investigating Judicial Misconduct

Chief Justice Mathilda Twomey of the Supreme Court of Seychelles speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network on good practices in investigating judicial misconduct, including promoting transparency and open justice in disciplinary proceedings.

August 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.

July 2019

Training and Appointing Ethical Judges

Judge Muzaffar Akhmedov, a member of the Supreme Judicial Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan, is interviewed by the Global Judicial Integrity Network on how to train and appoint ethical judges. He discusses judicial reform in Uzbekistan, including the recent formation of the Supreme Judicial Council of Uzbekistan and the judicial appointment process.

Please select the subtitles for the English translation, or view the English transcript, here: http://bit.ly/english_akhmedov

June 2019

Drafting and Implementing Judicial Codes of Ethics

Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice and Global Judicial Integrity Network Advisory Board Member, discusses his experiences in the Caribbean region with drafting and implementing judicial codes of ethics, including tips for conducting judicial ethics training.

May 2019

Preventing Gender Bias in the Judiciary

Ugandan Supreme Court Judge Lilian Tibatemwa speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network on how to recognize and prevent gender bias in the judiciary, including how to assess judges' unconscious biases.

April 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Court Administration

Diana Graski of the National Center for State Courts speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network about the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence's emerging role in case management, including a discussion of international trends.

March 2019

Regional Judicial Cooperation

Judge David Ordóñez Solís, a Spanish judge and Executive Secretary of the Ibero-American Commission for Judicial Ethics, is interviewed by the Global Judicial Integrity Network on regional judicial collaboration. To learn more about the decisions discussed by Judge Ordóñez Solís, please visit: http://bit.ly/judges-social-networks http://bit.ly/sports-uruguay and for the English transcript, please visit: http://bit.ly/transcript-podcast

February 2019

Promoting Equal Access to Justice

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.

January 2019

How to Maintain Judicial Independence

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.

December 2018

The Development of the Bangalore Principles

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.

November 2018

Training Judges on Social Media Use

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.

October 2018

Applying the Bangalore Principles to Court Administration

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.

August 2018

Judges' Use of Social Media

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.

June 2018

Gender-Related Issues in the Judiciary

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.