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


Published:
9 June 2017
Author:
The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers
Presented:
To the Human Rights Council at its 35th session

Background

This is the first report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego García-Sayán, since his appointment in December 2016.

Summary

In this report, the Special Rapporteur establishes the main issues he will prioritize during his tenure. It consists of three parts. The first section provides an overview of the mandate and its methods of work with States, civil society, United Nations bodies and relevant stakeholders.

The second part provides a summary of the thematic work of previous Special Rapporteurs.

The third part identifies some issues of specific concern that the Special Rapporteur will take into account during his mandate, particularly issues related to corruption and organized crime, among others.

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