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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, E/CN.4/2003/65, January 10, 2003

The Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct (excerpts) Value 5: Equality


Ensuring equality of treatment to all before the courts is essential to the due performance of the judicial office.


5.1 A judge shall be aware of, and understand, diversity in society and differences arising from various sources, including but not limited to race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, caste, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, social and economic status and other like causes (“irrelevant grounds”).


Link to the full text of the Report: Report-SR Independence of Judiciary-2003-eng