Training on Judicial Conduct and Ethics for Judges of Sindh, Pakistan at Sindh Judicial Academy, Karachi

07 February 2019, Karachi, Pakistan. Lack of judicial integrity in the justice sector - whether actual or perceived - poses a real threat to confidence in the rule of law. With this in mind, enhancing and maintaining judicial integrity is a core obligation of judges around the world, and an integral part of the UNODC Global Programme for Implementation of the Doha Declaration.

The Judicial Integrity initiative within the Global Programme aims to assist judiciaries across the globe in strengthening judicial integrity and preventing corruption in the justice sector; in line with the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct and the requirements for implementation of Article 11 of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

The package aims to be easily adaptable to different jurisdictions; and to imbue judges with an in-depth understanding of the Bangalore Principles, and their relevance and application to the work and life of judges.

The training modules were developed by an elite panel of judges from around the world, of which the Pakistan Judiciary remained an active partner. In the methodology of delivery, two techniques complement each other: eLearning modules to build the foundational knowledge,  followed by interactive classroom training.

The UNODC Country Office Pakistan's Criminal Justice Programme, in collaboration with the Sindh Judicial Academy Karachi, conducted a one-day training for Judges of Sindh on the Judicial Ethics Training package. This session was attended by 37 judges in Sindh, including 8 women judges. The Sindh Judicial Academy aims to integrate the Judicial Ethics Training package into all its future training sessions for the junior and senior judges of Sindh.