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Disciplinary measures against judges and the use of ‘disguised’ sanctions: report

Issued by

Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

Published

17 June 2020

presented to

General Assembly at its 75th session

Report

Issued by Special Procedures

Subject

Independence of judges and lawyers

Symbol Number

A/75/172

Summary

The report focuses on the disciplinary proceedings against judges for alleged misconduct in the exercise of their functions. It also covers “disguised” sanctions imposed on judges with the aim of intimidating, harassing or otherwise interfering with the professional activities of judges.

Background

The report focuses on the disciplinary proceedings against judges for alleged misconduct in the exercise of their functions. It also covers “disguised” sanctions imposed on judges with the aim of intimidating, harassing or otherwise interfering with the professional activities of judges.

Inputs Received
Inputs Received

The Special Rapporteur prepared a questionnaire in order to elicit information on the legislation and practice existing at the national level on the disciplinary, civil and criminal liability of judges.

The questionnaire was available in English | Français | Español

The following States and non-State actors provided written contributions to the preparation of the report.

States

Judges’ associations

Civil society organizations

Intergovernmental organizations

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