Programme for Integrity, Independence and Accountability in Judiciary
OUR WORK ON JUDICIARY
What’s at stake?
Either comprising only judges, or both judges, prosecutors and other officials, judiciary is perceived in
most of the countries as the last remedy to inequalities, human rights violations and abuses against
the most vulnerable.
But when judicial independence hides political interests or corruption, it ruins people`s lives and
undermines democracy and rule of law.
To ensure a fair adjudication of each and every case, judiciary has to be independent, accountable
and act with integrity.
What we’re doing about it
WE ENCOURAGE PEOPE AND PRACTITIONERS TO DEMAND INDEPENDENCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY
OF THE JUDICIARY
We have identified 40 international documents setting over 110 standards and requirements for an
independent, accountable and acting with integrity judiciary, and compiled them into a comprehensive
document. We published the practical guide in August 2015 to serve as a reference framework to
judicial officials and decision makers for consolidating integrity, where require. National civil society
and international partners can equally use them as benchmarks against which to keep judiciaries ac-
WE ENGAGE JUSTICES INTO MAKING NEW EVIDENCE AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
We have identified two typologies in judiciary`s failures to ensure justice for all. Those generated by
systemic vulnerabilities that allow corruption to affect judiciary itself, and legal and practical gaps or
loopholes that hinder the normal flow of corruption cases through prosecution and adjudication, leav-
ing the afflicted with no answer.
To enhance knowledge, national research is undertaken to engage practitioners into identifying
specific causes and formulate appropriate redress from inside the system. We look towards peer to
peer engagement to enhance trust in judiciary and improve its performance.
WE INFLUENCE POLICY
Build on the existing and newly available knowledge we work together with our international, regional
and national partners to scale up on the governments` and donors` agenda the importance of
independent and accountable judiciaries to safeguard human rights, rule of law and democracy, and to