Guidelines for Judges on Managing Pressures on Independence

These Guidelines have been developed by judges for judges to assist in managing pressures that can be imposed on a judge’s independence. They are a unique outcome of a CEELI Institute’s five-week online course entitled “Judicial Independence and Impartiality,” where a segment was dedicated to handling pressures and guarding against corruption. The training was attended by members of CEELI’s judicial exchange networks in Central and Eastern Europe and in Africa.

A collaborative effort involving 12 judges from nine different countries, volunteering their time and expertise, was initiated to distill personal insights and conclusions drawn from the training‘s discussion forums and online sessions into these „Guidelines for Judges on Managing Pressures on Independence.”

This new resource aims to list examples of the types of pressures to which judges can be subject before outlining practical ways in which they can respond to them.