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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Transparency Int'l Issues Report on Global Judicial Corruption

Transparency International has issued its Global
Corruption Report for 2007. The report "brings together scholars,
judges and civil society activists from around the world to
examine how, why and where corruption mars judicial
processes, and to reflect on reforms and activism that help
remedy a corruption-tainted system."

The report includes:

* analysis of the causes of judicial corruption and its consequences,
including an exploration of the particular impact on women

*reports on judicial corruption in 35 countries

*evaluation of efforts to reduce judicial corruption

*recommendations for action against judicial corruption directed

at judges, political powers, prosecutors, lawyers and civil society

*a specially commissioned survey on citizens' experiences of
court corruption around the world

*the latest empirical research on judicial corruption

*detailed assessments of the state of corruption in countries
by national chapters of Transparency International and other experts

Hat tip to the Law Librarian Blog.