IAWJ Member, Hon. Sanji Monageng, Publishes Op Ed for the UNODC

IAWJ member, Hon. Sanji Monageng, retired judge from the International Criminal Court, wrote an Op Ed for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) titled “Effective Judicial Selections and Appointments.”

In the article, Judge Monageng talks about judicial integrity and independence and expresses her support for the Southern African Chief Justice Forum to create Best Practice Guidelines for Judicial Selection and Appointment of Judges. Moreover, she makes recommendations regarding the monitoring of the implementation of such best practices.

“The effectiveness of any judiciary depends upon its perceived legitimacy, especially in the eyes of the public. This perception requires not only that the judges uphold the highest standards of integrity and independence, but also that States respect judicial independence and do not undermine judicial decisions.”

You can read Judge Monageng’s full article here.