Prominent judicial champions of integrity will share their real-life experiences on how they took a stance
against corruption, and inspire their peers on practical solutions for fostering integrity and accountability
in their courts, including through peer-to-peer platforms, such as the Judicial Integrity Group.
How can we inspire judges and judicial officers to take action against corruption?
How do we protect judges from pressure when they are trying to punish corrupt elites and promote
integrity among their peers and in the broader society?
What are the ways to ensure that judges are sanctioned when proven to be corrupt and to favour
Discussions will focus on concrete approaches to push through judicial integrity reforms at global, region-
al and country level and innovative tools for engaging civil society in identifying and upholding knowledge
-based advocacy targets.
What are the practical ways to empower civil society for promoting transparency and accountability
in the judiciary?
What diagnose tools can CSO use to monitor the judiciary’s capacity to sanction corruption and
formulate advocacy targets?
What is the role of legal professionals in promoting integrity in the judiciary and how can civil society
support these efforts?
The workshop will produce strategies for:
Promoting peer to peer exchange among judges on judicial integrity and
accountability mechanisms, building on efforts such as the Judicial Integrity
Empowering civil society and members of the community in promoting
transparency and accountability in the judiciary, by providing information on a set
of diagnose tools, which can be tailored to specific national contexts that can be
used to assess the capacity of the judicial system to curb corruption.
Raporteur: Liviana Zorzilviana.email@example.com
What`s in it?
Sharing successful stories of judicial officials in fighting corruption is important to encourage other people
in facing this challenge. Peer-to-peer exchange and learning plays an important role in empowering judi-
cial officials judges that are trying to make a difference. Providing concrete tools and participative solu-
tions that help civil society organisations and judicial stakeholders across the world to identify the con-
crete advocacy targets in their national context to end impunity, mobilise people to speak up against
corruption and demand their judicial systems to effectively sanction the corrupt.
UNDP reportA Transparent and Accountable Judiciary to Deliver Justice for All,
lights innovative experiences for promoting transparency and accountability in the judiciary
Practical Guide on Enhancing Judiciary’s Ability to Curb Corruption
, compiles the internation-
al standards and principles that uphold independence, transparency and accountability in the judici-
ary, produced by IIAJ Global Programme of the Transparency International movement
Liviana Zorzi, UNDP and Victor Alistar, TI-Ro
is the branch of
the state powers tasked with
ensuring equal justice through
interpreting and applying the
in the name of the state
through effective dispute resolu-
tion. It includes the judicial
branch responsible for adminis-
tering justice through a system of
courts of law and the people who
operate within it and who have
an active role in the management
of corruption cases, namely judg-
es and court officials. In some
jurisdictions, prosecution ser-
vices and people who operate in
it, namely prosecutors, judicial
police and judicial experts, are
also part of the judiciary, where-
as, in other jurisdictions the pros-
ecution service is not part of the
judiciary but enjoys independ-
ence or operational guarantees
similar to that of the judicial ser-
The global fight against corrup-
tion depends on the effective-
ness of judicial systems. National
and international anti-corruption
laws rely on fair and impartial
systems for enforcement, and the
judiciary has a key role to play in
reducing corruption by acting as
an effective safeguard and sanc-
tioning the culprits. Unfortunately
the judiciary is globally perceived
as the second most corrupt sec-
tor (TI, 2013). Judges can be part
of the problem when they are
themselves contributing to grand
corruption and avoid to sanction
corrupt elites. On the other hand
judges can be part of the solution
when they take a clear stance
Liviana Zorzi UNDP
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