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
44th session of the HRC

A/HRC/44/47

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The impact of corruption on public prosecution servicesDiego García-Sayán

2019
41st session of the HRC

A/HRC/41/48

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Diego García-Sayán

2018
38th session of the HRC

A/HRC/38/38

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Judicial councils Diego García-Sayán

2017
35th session of the HRC

A/HRC/35/31

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers - Perspectives on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Diego García-Sayán

2016
32nd session of the HRC

A/HRC/32/34

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers - The independence of the justice system revisited - IndicatorsMónica Pinto

2015
29th session of the HRC

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

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Protecting children’s rights in the justice system

Gabriela Knaul

2014
26th session of the HRC

A/HRC/26/32

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Judicial accountability

Gabriela Knaul

2013
23rd session of the HRC

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

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Legal aid

Gabriela Knaul

2012
20th session of the HRC

A/HRC/20/19

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – 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
17th session of the HRC

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

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Gender and the administration of justice

Gabriela Knaul

2010
14th session of the HRC

A/HRC/14/26

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

Gabriela Knaul

2009
11th session of the HRC

A/HRC/11/41

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Guarantees of judicial independence / Major developments in international justice

Leandro Despouy

2008
8th session of the HRC

A/HRC/8/4

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – States of emergency and the right to a fair trial / Access to Justice / Major developments in international justice

Leandro Despouy

2007
5th session of the HRC

A/HRC/4/25

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – 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
62nd session of the CHR

E/CN.4/2006/52

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers –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
61st session of the CHR

E/CN.4/2005/60

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers –Counter-terrorism and its impact on human rights, including the right to a fair trial / Justice in a period of transition

Leandro Despouy

2004
60th session of the CHR

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
59th session of the CHR

E/CN.4/2003/65

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Judicial decisions reflecting the independence and impartiality of the judiciary / Activities of the Special Rapporteur / Situations in specific countries or territories

Param Cumaraswamy

2002
58th session of the CHR

E/CN.4/2002/72

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – 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
57th session of the CHR

E/CN.4/2001/65

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – 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
56th session of the CHR

E/CN.4/2000/61

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – 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
55th session of the CHR

E/CN.4/1999/60

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – 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
54th session of the CHR

E/CN.4/1998/39

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – The mandate / Methods of work / Activities of the Special Rapporteur / Establishment of an international criminal court / Country situations

Param Cumaraswamy

1997
53rd session of the CHR

E/CN.4/1997/32

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Terms of reference / Methods of work / Activities of the Special Rapporteur / Theoretical issues of special importance / Country situations

Param Cumaraswamy

1996
52nd session of the CHR

E/CN.4/1996/37

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Terms of reference / Methods of work / Activities of the Special Rapporteur / Theoretical issues of special importance / Situations

Param Cumaraswamy

1995
51st session of the CHR

E/CN.4/1995/39

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Considerations on the mandate / Methods of work / Resource requirements

Param Cumaraswamy


General Assembly reports


Session

Symbol number

Title

Author

 

2019
74th session of the GA
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – 35th anniversary of the Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary
Diego García-Sayán
2018
73rd session of the GA
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Bar associations
Diego García-Sayán
2017
72nd session of the GA
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers - Organized crime and its impact on the judicial system
Diego García-Sayán
2016
71st session of the GA
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers - Protecting the independence of lawyers and the legal profession
Mónica Pinto

2015
70th session of the GA

A/70/263

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Review and assessment of the main issues addressed over six years of mandate

Gabriela Knaul

2014
69th session of the GA

A/69/294

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Justice and the post-2015 development agenda

Gabriela Knaul

2013
68th session of the GA

A/68/285

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Military tribunals

Gabriela Knaul

2012
67th session of the GA

A/67/305

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Judicial corruption

Gabriela Knaul

2011
66th session of the GA

A/66/289

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – Gender in the criminal justice system: the role of judges and lawyers

Gabriela Knaul

2010
65th session of the GA

A/65/274

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – The role of criminal justice in combating impunity

Gabriela Knaul

2009
64th session of the GA

A/64/181

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – 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
63rd session of the GA

A/63/271

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – The protection of human rights under states of emergency, particularly the right to a fair trial / Key developments in international justice

Leandro Despouy

2007
62nd session of the GA

A/62/207

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – 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
61st session of the GA

A/61/389

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – 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
60th session of the GA

A/60/321

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers – 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