International and Regional Standards on Judicial Independence

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May, 2024
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This research memo identifies the relevant international and regional standards regarding the independence of the judiciary. It analyzes standards from the United Nations, the African Union, the Council of Europe and European Union, as well as the Organization of American States. 

The memo covers: the general duty of States to guarantee judicial independence in law and in practice; standards related to the security of tenure and irremovability of judges; and standards on the functional immunity of judges. 

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