Enhancing Judiciary's ability to curb corruption - a practical guide

Transparency International is a global movement with one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, we are leading the fight against corruption to turn this vision into reality. On behalf of the Transparency International movement, Transparency International Romania is leading the global Integrity, Independence and Accountability of the Judiciary initiative. www.transparency.org.ro Authors: Victor Alistar, Iulia Coşpănaru Contributors: Victoria Jennette, Doris Basler, Andreea Guşă, Miruna Maier, Diana Cuc,Cristian Ciotloş, Laura Ștefănescu, Vlad Obuzic, Wendla Beyer, Larissa Schuurman, Cristina Slovineanu We are thankful for their feedback to: Jose Ugaz – Chair of Transparency International, Hon. Michael Kirby - member of TI Advisory Council, Lawrence Moss - Director, Human Rights Programme – Roosevelt House/ Hunter College, Michael Maya - director of North America Office of IBA; Ronald Berenbeim - ASK expert; Victoria Esquivel-Korsiak - Knowledge Management Consultant within the Justice, Rights and Public Security Unit of Governance Global Practice of World Bank, Craig Fagan - Head of TI Global Policy, Doris Bäsler - Director of TI Network Services, Gillian Dell - Head of TI Conventions, Mechtild Lauth – TI Legal Counsel, Michael Sidwell - Manager of TI Editorial and Publishing, Rachel Beddow - Officer of TI Editorial and Publishing, Alic Saiciuc – Board member of TI Romania, Prosecutor – Member of the Judicial Inspection for Prosecutors, under the authority of the Romanian Judicial Council Cover photo: © Jank1000 | Dreamstime.com - International Criminal Court In The Hague Photo Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the information contained in this report. All information was believed to be correct as of January 2015. Nevertheless, Transparency International Romania cannot accept responsibility for the consequences of its use for other purpose or in other contexts. Enhancing judiciary’s ability to curb corruption - A practical guide ISBN: 978-973-0-19247-6 © 2015, Bucharest, Transparency International Romania. All rights reserved