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Wednesday, October 24 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
No justice – No peace: Tackling Corruption in the Justice sector as a Critical Condition to Achieve Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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Article 11 of the UN Convention against Corruption calls on countries to strengthen integrity and prevent opportunities for corruption in judiciaries, and the internationally recognized Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct are in place. While many countries have embarked on numerous reforms and set encouraging examples, the problem persists and more should be done to strengthen judicial integrity.

The 2018 Rule of Law index of the World Justice Project suggests that judges and judicial officials soliciting and accepting bribes remains a serious concern in more than half of the 113 countries covered. All efforts to achieve not only Goal 16 but eventually to realize the entire 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda hinge directly or indirectly on our ability to establish the rule of law both at domestic and the international level. This cannot be achieved unless we identify effective remedies for judicial corruption and successfully multiply them across all jurisdictions.

The workshop will seek to get to the bottom of why more than 60% of citizens worldwide believe that corruption and political interference continue to undermine the justice system (Rule of Law Index, World Justice Project).

Against this backdrop, the workshop will explore the secrets of success and good examples in the area of strengthening judicial integrity. Using an interactive circle, the moderator will, through targeted and thought-provoking questions, seek ideas from expert participants and the audience.

Apart from providing a space to discuss local efforts, reforms, successes and challenges in the area of judicial integrity and prevention of corruption in judiciaries, the workshop will discuss how the freshly launched Global Judicial Integrity Network provides opportunities for different stakeholders to be engaged in enhancing independence, impartiality, accountability, transparency and integrity in the judiciary.

The Global Judicial Integrity Network, and by extension the workshop, will seek to contribute to this effort and solicit the active engagement and contribution of civil society and academia in the process. The workshop is a unique opportunity to ask diverse participants about their views on how national and international efforts can be strengthened and how to best use the Network as a platform for cooperation.

 More information about the Global Judicial Integrity Network is available at: www.unodc.org/ji.

Session Rapporteur: Roberta Solis

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Oliver Stolpe

Senior Programme Manager, Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, UNODC
Oliver Stolpe presently manages UNODC’s Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration. The Programme works in the areas of judicial integrity, education for justice, prevention of youth crime through sports and prisoner rehabilitation.Mr. Stolpe has been working... Read More →

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Teresita Leonardo de Castro

Chief Justice of the Philippines Supreme Court, former President of the International Association of Women Judges, Judiciary of the Philippines and International Association of Women Judges - IAWJ
Chief Justice De Castro was elevated to the Judiciary's top post on August 25, 2018 by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. She took her oath and assumed office on August 28, 2018. She joined the Supreme Court on December 4, 2007 as Associate Justice. She is an alumna of the University... Read More →
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José Igreja Matos

Judge/Vice-President/President/Member, Court of Appeal of Porto in Portugal/International Association of Judges (UIM-IAJ)/European Association of Judges/Global Judicial Integrity Network Advisory Board
Honourable José Igreja Matos is a Judge at the Court of Appeal of Porto in Portugal. Judge Igreja was appointed a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Judicial Integrity Network in April 2018. He has been President of the European Association of Judges since October 2016 and... Read More →
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Sibusiso Nkomo

Deputy Operations Manager for Communications, Afrobarometer
Mr. Sibusiso Nkomo is the deputy operations manager for communications for Afrobarometer based at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town. He holds a BA in Socio-Informatics and Political Science from Stellenbosch University and a MA in Journalism and Media Studies... Read More →
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Sir Rt Hon Anand Satyanand

Member, IACC Council
Anand Satyanand is a New Zealander with family links to the Pacific and India. He comes to the IACC after an association with the New Zealand chapter of Transparency International, as a Director and then Patron for three years. He has a long record of contribution to public life and... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Roberta Solis

Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Team Leader of the Judicial Integrity Component of the Global Programme on the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Roberta Solis joined the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC in November 2016 to lead the Judicial Integrity component under the Doha Declaration Global Programme. The programme aims to help Judiciaries promote judicial integrity and independence and prevent corruption... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm CEST
Workshop Room 10
  Workshop, Interactive Circle
  • Organiser United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)