International Judicial Monitor
Published by the American Society of International Law and the International Judicial Academy
May 2006, Volume 1, Issue 2

International Resources

Manila Declaration for a 21st Century Judiciary
An affirmation of international principles and standards of judicial independence.  A list of signatories is available here.

Indicator Checklist for Analyzing Length of Proceedings (CEPEJ/COE)
A tool for use by all those responsible for the administration of justice, including judges and court personnel, to collect and analyze information about judicial proceedings with a view to reducing undue delays and to ensure effectiveness and transparency of proceedings.

JEDNET: Judicial Educators’ Network (NJI of Canada)
An initiative to build judicial capacity by providing a forum for sharing and collaborating with judicial educators and organizations involved in judicial education from countries around the globe. 

INCADAT: International Child Abduction [Legal] Database (HCCH)
A comprehensive database of leading decisions rendered by national courts in respect of The Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction for judges, legal practitioners, researchers, government authorities, and others.

Rule of Law Work in Peacekeeping Operations: Lessons Learned (UNDPKO)
An examination of post-conflict judicial and legal reform programming in recent UN peacekeeping operations, including proposed measures to strengthen and integrate this programming within peacekeeping missions in order to maximize lasting peace and security.     

Report on Justice Systems of the Americas (CEJA/JSCA)
An assessment of justice systems in 34 states in the Western Hemisphere which offers  descriptions of institutions and key procedures, performance indicators, and general justice sector statistics such as case volume and movement, crime rates, and prison population.    

Study-Commission Reports of the International Association of Judges (IAJ)
A collection of reports on issues of common interest to the justice process in every country of the world such as judicial administration and status of the judiciary, civil law and procedure, criminal law and procedure, and public and social law.  

Annual Report of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, 2005 (OAS)
An overview of activities in the areas of combating corruption and impunity; compliance with decisions of international courts or tribunals; codification of international law; principles of judicial ethics; and the right to information in the Americas.
A portal providing direct online access to Supreme Courts’ decisions in 105 countries. Searchable by country or by region.    

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