A webinar presented by the IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit
Corruption in the judiciary ‘erodes the principles of independence, impartiality and integrity of the judiciary; infringes on the right to a fair trial; creates obstacles to the effective and efficient administration of justice; and undermines the credibility of the entire justice system’.
Against this background, the IBA launched the Judicial Integrity Initiative with the aim to ‘combat judicial corruption where it exists by attempting to understand the types of corruption that affect the judicial system and focusing on the role of the various professionals who operate within judicial systems’.
During this webinar, we will present the key findings of an IBA study which focuses on the processes that are in place to hold judges to account for their conduct, whether misconduct warranting disciplinary action or corruption warranting criminal sanctions. In particular, we will discuss:
- the effectiveness of the questionnaire adopted to conduct this study and its potential use by policy-makers, members of the judiciary, academia and experts to evaluate how misconduct or corruption by judges is investigated, prosecuted and sanctioned through internal disciplinary systems and under criminal law;
- policy recommendations with regard to the integrity benchmark as defined at the international level (eg, Bangalore Principles and Article 11 of the UNCAC); and
- the challenges of striking a balance between judicial integrity and judicial independence.
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Maria Pia Sacco
International Bar Association, London, England
Research Institute on Judicial Systems, CNR
International Association of Women Judges
José Igreja Matos
European Association of Judges, Lisbon, Portugal