Justice Sector

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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Author: United Nations
Release date: December 1979

UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials

This Code of Conduct is the normative standard for law enforcement officials, including police, based on human rights principles. Article 7, and the commentaries thereto, stipulates the principles that should guide law enforcement staff when dealing with corruption.


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