UN resolution on independence of judges & lawyers

The Human Rights Council today adopted a resolution on the independence of judges & lawyers, with several new provisions on gender balance in the judiciary, judicial accountability, children and court proceedings, and development of professional guidance on marginalized and other groups.The resolution builds on past resolutions of the Human Rights Council.

The full text of the resolution is here: HRC29-ResolutionJudgesLawyers-2015  Its official resolution number has not yet been assigned.

The main sponsors of the resolution were Australia, Botswana, Hungary, Maldives, Mexico, Thailand. The resolution was adopted by consensus (without a vote).

A resolution on this topic will next be presented in 2017.

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