First published in 2004, the ICJ Practitioners’ Guide No. 1 provides legal practitioners and policy-makers with detailed and practical references on international standards on the independence of the judicial system, the legal profession and the role of prosecutors.
The guide also provides practical insight on the use of international principles on the independence and accountability of judges, lawyers and prosecutors.
The first part of the guide presents an analysis of the law and concrete examples drawn from international practice on an independent judiciary.
Part two includes all the relevant global and regional standards on the topic to facilitate easy reference.
Through an analysis of all relevant standards and jurisprudence, the guide helps national decision-makers develop policies on the administration of justice and assists in the evaluation of a country’s judicial system and the formulation of concrete proposals to implement international standards.
The guide includes an exhaustive compilation of United Nations and regional standards in this area.
this guide explains how international standards can be used to strengthen the independence and accountability of judges, lawyers and prosecutors.
It includes an exhaustive compilation of United Nations and regional standards in this area.
International Principles on the Independence and Accountability of Judges, Lawyers and Procecutors (No.1)-Practitioners’ Guide series-2009-ChineseSimp (full text in simplified Chinese, PDF)
Universal-PG N°1 Portugues-Publications-Practitioners’ Guide series-2017-POR (full text in Portuguese, new cover, PDF)
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