Annual thematic reports of the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers


In resolution 44/8, as in previous ones, the Human Rights Council requested the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers to submit annual thematic reports to the General Assembly and Human Rights Council.

Human Rights council reports


Session

Symbol number

Title

Author

2020

A/HRC/44/47

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The impact of corruption on public prosecution services

Diego García-Sayán

2019

A/HRC/41/48

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Freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly for judges and prosecutors

Diego García-Sayán

2018

A/HRC/38/38

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Judicial councils

Diego García-Sayán

2017

A/HRC/35/31

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Perspectives on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

Diego García-Sayán

2016

A/HRC/32/34

The independence of the justice system revisited - Indicators

Mónica Pinto


2015

A/HRC/29/26
and A/HRC/29/26/Corr.1

Protecting children’s rights in the justice system

Gabriela Knaul

2014

A/HRC/26/32

Judicial accountability

Gabriela Knaul

2013

A/HRC/23/43
and A/HRC/23/43/Corr.1

Legal aid

Gabriela Knaul

2012

A/HRC/20/19

Independence and impartiality of prosecutors and prosecution services

Gabriela Knaul

A/HRC/20/20

Advance Report on the Global Thematic Study on Human Rights Education and Training of Legal Professionals

Gabriela Knaul

2011

A/HRC/17/30
and A/HRC/17/30/Corr.1

Gender and the administration of justice

Gabriela Knaul

2010

A/HRC/14/26

Continuing education on human rights as a guarantee for the independence of judges and lawyers / Major developments in international justice

Gabriela Knaul

2009

A/HRC/11/41

Guarantees of judicial independence / Major developments in international justice

Leandro Despouy

2008

A/HRC/8/4

States of emergency and the right to a fair trial / Access to Justice / Major developments in international justice

Leandro Despouy

2007

A/HRC/4/25

Classifications of the situations addressed by the Special Rapporteur 1994-2006 / The rule of law and states of emergency / Major developments in international justice

Leandro Despouy

2006

E/CN.4/2006/52

Administration of justice and the right to the truth / The judiciary and justice in a period of transition / Iraqi Special Tribunal / The fight against terrorism and its impact on human rights: report on the situation of persons detained at Guantánamo Bay

Leandro Despouy

2005

E/CN.4/2005/60

Counter-terrorism and its impact on human rights, including the right to a fair trial / Justice in a period of transition

Leandro Despouy

2004

E/CN.4/2004/60

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers –Substantive topics and issues identified by the Special Rapporteur

Leandro Despouy

2003

E/CN.4/2003/65

Judicial decisions reflecting the independence and impartiality of the judiciary / Activities of the Special Rapporteur / Situations in specific countries or territories

Param Cumaraswamy

2002

E/CN.4/2002/72

Terms of reference / Methods of work / Activities of the Special Rapporteur / Theoretical issues / Standards / Judicial decisions reflecting the independence and impartiality of the judiciary / Situations in specific countries or territories

Param Cumaraswamy

2001

E/CN.4/2001/65

Terms of reference / Methods of work / Activities of the Special Rapporteur / Theoretical issues / Standards / Judicial decisions reflecting the independence and impartiality of the judiciary / Situations in specific countries or territories

Param Cumaraswamy

2000

E/CN.4/2000/61

Terms of reference / Methods of work / Activities of the Special Rapporteur / Theoretical issues / Standards / Judicial decisions reflecting the independence and impartiality of the judiciary / Situations in specific countries or territories

Param Cumaraswamy

1999

E/CN.4/1999/60

Terms of reference / Methods of work / Activities of the Special Rapporteur / Theoretical issues / Standards / Judicial decisions reflecting the independence and impartiality of the judiciary / Country situations

Param Cumaraswamy

1998

E/CN.4/1998/39

The mandate / Methods of work / Activities of the Special Rapporteur / Establishment of an international criminal court / Country situations

Param Cumaraswamy

1997

E/CN.4/1997/32

Terms of reference / Methods of work / Activities of the Special Rapporteur / Theoretical issues of special importance / Country situations

Param Cumaraswamy

1996

E/CN.4/1996/37

Terms of reference / Methods of work / Activities of the Special Rapporteur / Theoretical issues of special importance / Situations

Param Cumaraswamy

1995

E/CN.4/1995/39

Considerations on the mandate / Methods of work / Resource requirements


General Assembly reports


Session

Symbol number

Title

Author

 

2020
Disciplinary measures against judges/Use of ‘disguised’ sanctions
Diego García-Sayán
2019
35th anniversary of the Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary
Diego García-Sayán
2018               
Bar associations
Diego García-Sayán
2017               
Organized crime and its impact on the judicial system
Diego García-Sayán
2016               
Protecting the independence of lawyers and the legal profession
Mónica Pinto

2015               

A/70/263

Review and assessment of the main issues addressed over six years of mandate

Gabriela Knaul

2014

A/69/294

Justice and the post-2015 development agenda

Gabriela Knaul

2013

A/68/285

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Military tribunals

Gabriela Knaul

2012

A/67/305

Judicial corruption

Gabriela Knaul

2011

A/66/289

Gender in the criminal justice system: the role of judges and lawyers

Gabriela Knaul

2010

A/65/274

The role of criminal justice in combating impunity

Gabriela Knaul

2009

A/64/181

Independence of lawyers and the legal profession / Brief review and assessment of six years of the mandate / Major developments in international justice

Leandro Despouy

2008

A/63/271

The protection of human rights under states of emergency, particularly the right to a fair trial / Key developments in international justice

Leandro Despouy

2007

A/62/207

Conditions influencing the administration of justice and the independence of judges, prosecutors and lawyers / Protecting rights during states of emergency / Access to justice / International justice

Leandro Despouy

2006

A/61/384

International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance / Military justice in the context of the trying of civilians and serious human rights violations / The situations of detainees at Guantánamo Bay / Supreme Iraqi Tribunal / International Criminal Court / Extraordinary Chambers in Cambodia

Leandro Despouy

2005

A/60/321

Terms of reference and methods of work / Mission to Ecuador / Counter-terrorism and the right to a fair trial / The International Criminal Court / The Iraqi Special Tribunal / Transitional justice and the right to the truth

Leandro Despouy



Special Procedures

Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Recent thematic reports
Contact information

Diego García-Sayán
Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Address: OHCHR-UNOG, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix,
1211 Geneve 10, Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 917 9006
Email: SRindependenceJL@ohchr.org