A/77/160: Judicial independence in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego García-Sayán
13 July 2022
Independence of judges and lawyers
This is the sixth and final report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego García - Sayán, submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 44/8.
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur examines the challenges and outlook for judicial independence in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development1 and its reflection in Sustainable Development Goal 16, “Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies”. He focuses on justice for all, a fundamental guiding concept running through his various reports.
The Special Rapporteur examines the contributions of his reports to the achievement of the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 16, and identifies the outstanding challenges and tasks for States in the area of justice. These ch allenges, owing to their contents and characteristics, can be grouped into three main areas: the influence of authoritarianism on judicial independence and the role of lawyers; the challenges posed by corruption for the justice system; and access to justic e for all.
Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers