Online courses

Corruption in the justice sector

3 week, expert-led course. Learn how to integrate justice sector institutions in programming for judicial reform and rule of law. This course is for practitioners involved in the justice sector as well as general governance experts with a good understanding of the sector.

5 - 23 November

U4’s new Corruption in the Justice Sector Online Course will take place for the first time from 5th to 23rd November. The course has been developed for practitioners involved in rule of law and judicial reform programmes and who have a good understanding of how the justice sector, or particular justice sector institutions, work, but who might have been rather isolated from the discussion of anti-corruption measures in other sectors, and/or might feel it difficult to raise the issue of internal integrity with their counterparts. The course will also benefit general governance experts with a good understanding of the rule of law who would like to integrate justice sector institutions in their programming.

Participants will need between 3 and 5 hours per week to go through the material and to complete a short assignment. In order to ensure a shared basic knowledge of definitions, terminology and concepts of corruption, and anti-corruption, prospective participants must complete our 1-hour self-paced Essentials of Anti-Corruption I Module before they can take this course.

Questions about the course? Contact our course coordinator, Vera Devine.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • Understand the major ways in which corruption in justice sector institutions can arise and what their impact is;
  • Find and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of various assessment tools for identifying corruption risks in justice sector institutions
  • Propose and prioritise a set of anti-corruption approaches and ways to integrate anti-corruption measures into justice sector programming

We’re the team responsible for this course

Vera Devine

U4 online course coordinator

Sofie Arjon Schütte

Deputy Director / Senior Adviser