Judicial corruption: urgent need to implement the Assembly’s proposals
- Parliamentary Assembly
debate on 29 January 2016 (9th Sitting) (see Doc. 13824 and addendum, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human
Rights, rapporteur: Mr Kimmo Sasi). Text
adopted by the Assembly on 29 January 2016 (9th Sitting).
The Parliamentary Assembly, recalling
its Resolution 2098 (2016)
judicial corruption: urgent need to implement the Assembly’s proposals,
reiterates its conviction that corruption within the judiciary erodes
the credibility of the judicial system, threatens the rule of law
and impedes the effective protection of human rights and fundamental
2 The Assembly welcomes the fact that the fight against corruption
was among the Council of Europe’s priorities for the 2014-2015 biennium.
It underscores the importance of continued and concerted efforts
in preventing and eradicating all forms of corrupt practices, especially
within the judiciary.
The Assembly renews its call on the Committee of Ministers,
made in Recommendation
on judicial corruption, to:
3.1 draft a model code of conduct
directed at judicial officials, along the lines of the model code
of conduct for public officials appended to Committee of Ministers
Recommendation No. R (2000) 10 on codes of conduct for public officials;
3.2 gather and regularly update statistics on prosecutions
and convictions of judges for corruption in member States.