The justice sector is crucial in maintaining accountability. At the same time, justice sector institutions can be part of the corruption problem.
Corruption reduces the accessibility and quality of justice and the legitimacy of not only justice sector institutions but the state more generally. By undermining contract enforcement and property rights, corruption in the justice sector can negatively affect much needed investment in developing countries.
U4 examines approaches to improve justice sector integrity such as the monitoring of judicial reform processes and social accountability mechanisms. The rationale and effectiveness of specialised anti-corruption tribunals will also be explored. Several publications are forthcoming in 2013 and beyond.
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From 4 November to 3 December 2013, U4 in partnership with UNDP’s Democratic Governance Group, Bureau of Development Policy (BDP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the Asia-Pacific Integrity in Action Network (AP-INTACT) moderated an e-discussion on judicial integrity. The e-discussion brought forward concrete country experiences and expert views on current challenges to strengthen judicial integrity.