Principles of Conduct for Judicial Personnel

At its 3rd Meeting in Colombo in 2003 the Group reviewed and revised a draft prepared by the Coordinator, and at its 4th Meeting in Vienna in 2005 formally adopted, the Principles of Conduct for Court Personnel. A consultation process with selected court registrars preceded their final adoption. The need for such principles of conduct was underscored in the national surveys of court-users and stakeholders conducted in Uganda, Sri Lanka and Nigeria as well as in previous public perception surveys conducted elsewhere. In 2004, the Supreme Court of the Philippines promulgated a Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees based on the original draft as amended in Colombo.