Addendum to Manual on Independence, Impartiality and Integrity of the Judiciary

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The document represents a supplement to the Manual on Independence, Impartiality, and Integrity of the Judiciary: The Thematic Compilation of International Standards, Policies and Best Practices (further referred to as ‘the Manual’) that has been created by a group of judges within the CEELI Institute´s Central and Eastern European Judicial Exchange Network Program. That Network is comprised of some of the best and brightest rising judges from eighteen countries in the region who have come together to share best practices on issues of judicial independence, integrity, accountability, and court management. This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) at the U.S. Department of State.

The Addendum represents an extraordinary commitment of time and effort by a core working group of the Network judges who participated in this project. It summarizes thematically jurisprudence from international and national sources related to independence, impartiality, and integrity of the judiciary. This additional document on jurisprudential standards will show the way in which relevant international standards have been used by different adjudicative authorities and will provide a useful supplementary tool for widespread promotion of underlying international standards on judicial independence, transparency, and accountability. Similar to the Manual, the supplement document will be an up-to-date reference that all legal professionals can use.

An easy to use, interactive table of contents is available on the downloadable version of the document.