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International and regional integrity standards for the justice system

A compilation

Justice sector actors can draw on a range of global and regional integrity standards when they seek to design, define, and reform systemic structures and relationships within and between justice sector institutions. Many standards come with additional guidance documents, and self-review and peer review assessment templates are available for some. However, outside the European institutional landscape the publication of assessments is rare, and hence an overview of compliance and enforcement is lacking.

19 August 2021
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International and regional integrity standards for the justice system

The following overview is a living document. Readers are invited to point us to updates, revisions, and new standards to include, as well as examples of their implementation, such as case studies and compliance assessments.

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Jennett, V.; Schütte, S.; (2021) International and regional integrity standards for the justice system. Bergen: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2021:10)

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About the authors

Victoria Jennett

Dr Victoria Jennett has a 20-year career working for and advising governments, international organisations, and NGOs on how to reform justice systems to prevent corruption and promote human rights. She carries out corruption risk assessments, researches and publishes on corruption and justice issues, and co-teaches the U4 course on corruption in the justice sector.

Dr. Sofie Arjon Schütte leads U4’s thematic work on the justice sector, including specialised institutions like anti-corruption agencies and courts. Previously, she worked for the Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia and the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission and has conducted workshops and short-term assignments on corruption in more than 15 countries. She is editor of the series of U4 publications on anti-corruption courts around the world.


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