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Launch of UNODC Judicial Ethics Training Tools in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. June, 7 th, 2019. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ), the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJSP), the School of Magistracy (EMA), the Anti-Corruption Unit (ULCC) and the United Nations Mission for the support of Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), joined forces to officially introduce the Judicial Integrity Training Tools, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Under the framework of the Global Program for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, UNODC launched the Global Judicial Integrity Network (GJIN) in April 2018.

Since its inception, one of the priority areas of work of the Network has been the subject of training on judicial conduct and ethics. This became particularly evident during the seven regional preparatory meetings organized in the period prior to the establishment of the GJIN (2016-2017), and upon the results of an online survey disseminated to over a thousand judges and stakeholders to identify needs and expectations.

With this in mind, and under the guidance of the Advisory Board and the comments of GJIN participants, UNODC developed a comprehensive training package on judicial ethics. These tools, which are based on the Principles of Judicial Conduct of Bangalore, as well as on the requirements of Article 11 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, are unique and the first of their kind. They are composed of three elements:


  • A widely applicable and interactive e-Learning course consisting of three online modules of approximately 80 minutes each and dealing with various aspects of judicial ethics.
  • A text-based self-directed course on judicial ethics for those environments where e-learning remains technically difficult.
  • A trainers' manual, a guide for national trainers to develop face-to-face workshops adapted to national context and legislation, following the completion of the e-Learning or self-directed courses.


There are currently 40 jurisdictions acting as official pilot sites for the Judicial EthicsTraining Tools around the world, committed to using the Tools as a basis to implement national or regional training activities.

In this regard, UNODC is pleased to support Haiti in its decision to become a pilot site.

The event included remarks from S.E. Rene Sylvestre, President of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ); Mr. Jacques Raymond Louis, Cabinet Director of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJSP); Mr. David Basile, Director of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ULCC); Mr. Kesner Thermezy, General Director of the School of Magistracy (EMA); and Mr. Brouz Coffi, Chief of the Political Outreach Section of MINUJUSTH.

The ceremony was moderated by Mr. Samuel Baucicaut, Director of Communications of the CSPJ and Mr. Péguy Jean, Director of Communications of the MJSP and the presentation of the Tools was conducted by Ms. Cristina Ritter, Legal Expert of UNODC. The launch was attended by approximately seventy (70) participants of the public sector, including actors of the justice system, as well as civil society and the media.