T R AN S P AR E NCY I N T E R N A T I ON A L ROMAN I A
The TI Integrity, Independence and Accountability of the Judiciary Initiative (TI Judiciary Initiative)
is led, on behalf of the movement, by TI Romania who has played over the last 15 years a
“constructively critical” role by pointing out weaknesses as well as pro-actively identifying potential
solutions and developing instruments to help remedy the judicial vulnerabilities at national and
The Initiative works with the TI-Secretariat, a network of 10 core chapters from all the regions and
an advisory board of reputable TI and non-TI international experts to advocate for an independent
and free of corruption judiciary, through new partnerships and new tools made available.
We work with TI Chapters and other international partners and build of the existing initiatives, such
as the Grand Corruption Campaign of TI; the IBA Judicial Integrity Initiative, the Judicial Integrity
Group or the Anticorruption Programme of UNDP, the Rule of Law Unit of OSCE Office for
Democratic Institutions and Human Rights or the International Commission of Jurists to make
judicial corruption a business case for practitioners, citizens and decision makers
We provide timely and tailored answers to judiciary-related queries from Transparency
International's movement as well as our international partners.
We work with judicial officials, encouraging them to stand for the integrity of the judiciary and to
demand for a change of attitude and practice from with the system
We work with civil society, anti-corruption and human rights defenders, think-tanks and grass roots
organizations to make public scrutiny of the judiciary accessible to citizens and local communities.
Corruption undermines justice and ruins lives in many parts of the world. However, we believe that
engaging a diverse spectrum of actors – judicial practitioners, decision makers, international donors,
civil society, the business community and regular citizens – to demand an independent and honest
judiciary, we can break this vicious circle.
To build functioning judiciaries that can effectively limit the devastating impact of corruption a change
of attitude and practice is needed. To achieve a sense of achievability and urgency:
We make new evidence and solutions available
by facilitating the mapping, analysing and
reporting of systemic failures that compromise the integrity, independence and accountability of
the judiciary. This enhanced knowledge and new evidence will enable the proposal and adoption
of concrete solutions that strengthen the integrity, independence and accountability of the judiciary.
We encourage donors and other international stakeholders’
to allocate financial and technical
aid to justice sector reforms.
We support national governments, policy makers, key stakeholders within the judicial
sector and relevant oversight agencies
to adopt, monitor and enforce anti-corruption laws,
standards and procedures