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. 

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Corruption Hunters – investigating and prosecuting financial crime

Author: Transparency International UK
Release date: March 2012

Arresting corruption in the police: The global experience of police corruption reform efforts

This report is the result of a survey of global experience of police anti-corruption reforms. It analyses police corruption and looks at reforms that were undertaken to tackle it. The study offers a way to analyse police corruption more systematically through a ‘police typology’, and looks at examples of police reform in 10 countries around the globe: Australia, Afghanistan, China, Georgia, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Serbia, Singapore, and Venezuela. The first version of this report, released on 10 October, only included nine case studies. This updated version also incorporates Honduras. 

Author: Transparency International
Release date: January 2007

Global Corruption Report : Corruption and Judicial Systems

Transparency International's 2007 Report does a solid job of introducing issues related to judicial integrity. Specific topics covered : independence and political interference; accountability of judges; and lessons learned about fighting judicial corruption. There are also country reports describing the state of judicial corruption in those contexts.


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