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.
Judge Gerhard Reissner of the International Association of Judges speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network about the work of international associations in raising awareness to counter threats to judicial independence.
International legal expert Judge Grzegorz Borkowski speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network about judicial immunity and its importance for upholding judicial independence.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.