COVID-19 opinion pieces

6 July 2020

The Supreme Court’s Efforts to Prevent COVID-19’s Entry into the Federated States of Micronesia

By Chief Justice Dennis K. Yamase

Chief Justice Dennis K. Yamase is the Chief Justice of the Federated States of Micronesia’s Supreme Court. All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.

29 June 2020

Rising to the Challenges of COVID-19

By Judge Renuka Devi Dabee

Judge Renuka Devi Dabee is a Puisne Judge in the Supreme Court of Mauritius. All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.

22 June 2020

Judicial Suspension and Electronic Access to Justice

By Judge Ju Yeon Lee

Judge Ju Yeon Lee is a judge in Suwon District Court in the Republic of Korea. All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.

15 June 2020

Judicial guarantees for the protection of the rights of people in vulnerable situations in a state of health emergency

By Judge Teresa Cardenas Puente

Judge Teresa Cardenas Puente is a Family Court Judge in Junín, Peru, and a member of International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) and of the Asociación Peruana de Mujeres Juezas (APMJ). The original article was posted on the website of the IAWJ on 02 April 2020. All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.

08 June 2020

Defence Rights in Remote Justice Procedures

By Ilze Tralmaka

Ilze Tralmaka is a Legal and Policy Officer working for Fair Trials, an international organization focused on promoting the right to a fair trial. All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.

22 May 2020

'The Court' as a Service and Not a Place

By Justice Adrian Saunders

Justice Adrian Saunders is the President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, as well as Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers. All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.

18 May 2020

Justice during and after a Time of Pandemic

By Hanne Juncher

Hanne Juncher is the Head of the Justice and Legal Co-operation Department in the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law at the Council of Europe. All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.

06 May 2020

Courts, States of Emergency and Rule of Law

By Diego García-Sayán

Special Rapporteur Diego García-Sayán is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. He formerly served as the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.

28 April 2020

COVID-19, Technology and Access to Justice

By Justice Madan Lokur

Justice Madan Lokur is a retired justice of the Supreme Court of India and a current justice of the Supreme Court of Fiji. All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.

20 April 2020

Solidarity Among Judges

By Dr. Hassan Almohanadi

Chief Justice Dr. Hassan Almohanadi is the President of the Court of Cassation of the State of Qatar, as well as the President of the Supreme Judiciary Council. All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.

16 April 2020

COVID-19 and the Administration of Justice: A Reflection on Ethical Judicial Conduct

By Justice Henry Peter Adonyo

Justice Henry Peter Adonyo is a judge of the High Court of Uganda and the Head of its Commercial Division. All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.

06 April 2020

The Gendered Face of COVID-19: Women and Access to Justice

By Jarpa Dawuni

Dr. J. Jarpa Dawuni is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for African Women in Law , as well as an Associate Professor of Political Science at Howard University in the United States. All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.

31 March 2020

Access to Justice in Times of Judicial Lockdown

By Judge José Igreja Matos

Judge Matos is the First Vice-President of the International Association of Judges, President of the European Association of Judges and a member of the Global Judicial Integrity Network's Advisory Board.  All opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author as an external expert and do not necessarily reflect the official position of UNODC.