UNODC’s Judicial Integrity Team, together with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, will contextualize the problem of judicial corruption arising from organized crime and illustrate its effects on the independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary. The panel will highlight the applicable international legal frameworks as well as good practices for preventing and combating corruption linked to organized crime. It will also promote specific resources of the Global Judicial Integrity Network available to improve training on judicial integrity principles.

Welcome remarks:

  • Marco Teixeira, Global Coordinator, Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC


  • Diego García-Sayán, Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers; Advisory Board member of the Global Judicial Integrity Network
  • Judge Mina Sougrati, President of the Administrative Tribunal of Casablanca, Morocco; President of the Union of Moroccan Women Judges; Secretary and Treasurer of the International Association of Women Judges
  • Judge Virginia Kendall, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; United States Delegate to the International Judicial Relations Committee

Moderator / Closing remarks:

  • Roberta Solis, Team Leader, Judicial Integrity, Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC.

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