Justice Systems World Wide Index: assessment, ranking and best practices
Topic: Judiciary University Involved: London School of Economics Students Involved: 4 Year: 2013-2014 Transparency International Chapter: Transparency International Romania
Corruption in the judiciary is a serious problem and can lead to a collapse in public trust in the procedural fairness without which concepts such as justice and democracy become meaningless. TI Romania in collaboration with students from the LSE is seeking to comparatively evaluate different justice systems in order to develop a best practice model most resistant to corruption.
The students are gathering data and conducting surveys amongst key stakeholders in the justice system, such as litigants, lawyers, judges, NGOs, police and prosecutors. They aim to establish where the procedure is lax and suffers from bribery, the role of the media in upholding procedural fairness and whether there is a social awareness of corruption as a problem in different contexts.