Corruption in the justice system - whether actual or perceived - poses a real threat to confidence in the rule of law.
Officially established in April 2018, the Global Judicial Integrity Network is open to judiciaries and a broad range of individuals and institutions, including judges, magistrates, members of judicial councils, court personnel, judicial associations, and other stakeholders, as well as relevant international organizations.
The Network aims to promote peer learning and support activities, facilitate access to relevant tools and resources related to judicial integrity, and support the further development and effective implementation of principles of judicial conduct and the prevention of corruption within the justice system.
Harnessing the experience of its participants, the Global Judicial Integrity Network seeks to develop and strengthen global guidance and technical materials on judicial integrity and anti-corruption, as well as to provide technical assistance to support judiciaries in the development and implementation of strategies, measures and systems to strengthen integrity and accountability in the justice system. As per the adopted Terms of Reference , the core objectives of the Network include:
Recognizing that many jurisdictions have already made great progress in strengthening judicial integrity, sharing these experiences will help build strong and effective justice institutions and a culture of lawfulness on a global scale, strengthen the rule of law and enhance the delivery of fair and transparent justice to every citizen.
Following the recommendations and suggestions from the second High-Level Meeting of the Global Judicial Integrity Network, as well as the advice of the Advisory Board, the Global Judicial Integrity Network intends to focus thematically on the areas mentioned below in the 2020-2021 workplan.
Promote the dissemination and implementation of the Network's knowledge products and tools, as well as continue the efforts to increase experience-sharing on the following topics:
Support judiciaries in addressing other pertinent judicial integrity-related challenges and trends:
Continue to serve as a global hub on judicial integrity and a platform of mutual learning and cooperation worldwide: