Diagnostic and proposal of modern mechanisms for corruption prevention in the judicial body.

Place Category: ideaborn slPlace Tags: Peacebuilding and Good Governance and Prevention of corruption

  • Dates (start/end) : August - December 2009
    Overall project value (EUR): 328,943 US$
    Origin of funding: BIRF
    Name of client: Project for the Modernization of the Judicial System / IBRD
    Name of consortium members: Cotecno, Progeco, FESPAD
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    The justice system represents, for contemporary democracies, one of the main guarantors of the Rule of Law, in this sense it is even clearer how threatening practices of corruption and impunity in judicial institutions are. In this framework, in El Salvador the Project for the Modernization of the Judicial System initiated in 2004 under the auspices of the World Bank. Such project has 5 main components: i. Strengthen the Institutional Management of the Judicial System; ii. Modernize the Justice Tribunals; iii. Improve knowledge sharing in order to enhance transparency and access to justice; iv. Develop professional quality and competition among the members of the judiciary and the civil service; v. Project management, monitoring and evaluation.
    In the framework of such project this consultancy aims at Assessing and Developing Proposals for the Implementation of Up to Date Mechanisms to Prevent Corruption. In particular, such mechanisms have to be, coherent with the latest technical developments in the field, flexible and oriented to the prevention and repression of all forms of corruption as well as to the elimination of impunity from the activities of the Judicial System.

    The specific objectives and the related expected results/outputs are as follows:
    Assessment and identification of the overall prevention system and of its critical points and mapping of the vulnerabilities that leave room for corrupt practices and impunity.
    Study of the system’s vulnerable areas that can facilitate corrupt practices

    • On the basis of the assessment, design of a system of transparency indicators on the management of the judiciary, the advocate general office, the notary public and the public integrity office.
      – System of indicators that ensures transparency, prevention and control of corrupt practices and impunity
    • Design of the organizational structure necessary to the development and management of the judicial services system, assigning competences and defining both external and internal functional relations.
      – Proposal of an integral system to prevent corruption in the judiciary
    • Definition of the operating processes and procedures that need to be developed to systematize the proposed organizational structure and indicators
      – Proposal for the systematization plan
    • Review of the legal framework for the organization, establishment and functioning of the structure identified.
      – Proposal of flexible and up to date mechanisms to fight corruption in the judicial system

    The project is implemented in three phases, an initial one to elaborate the study of the situation and assess the current corruption prevention system; a second phase to analyze and elaborate proposals (organizational and operating structure of the integral system to prevent/fight corruption); a third phase to present/elaborate the final report.

    Type of services provided

    Expert in Justice Administration
    Legal Expert
    Expert in Institutional Strengthening of Indicators of the Justice Systems
    Expert in Justice Information Systems
    Backstopping services