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Title: Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary
Available From: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/indjudiciary.htm
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/h_comp50.htm
Conclusion Date: 1985-09-06
Description: Adopted by the Seventh United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders held at Milan from 26 August to 6 September 1985 and endorsed by General Assembly resolutions 40/32 of 29 November 1985 and 40/146 of 13 December 1985, the Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary was "formulated to assist Member States in their task of securing and promoting the independence of the judiciary (and) should be taken into account and respected by Governments within the framework of their national legislation and practice and be brought to the attention of judges, lawyers, members of the executive and the legislature and the public in general. The principles have been formulated principally with professional judges in mind, but they apply equally, as appropriate, to lay judges, where they exist." (from the text of the document).
Legal Citation: U.N. Doc. A/CONF.121/22/Rev.1 at 59 (1985)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Human Rights > Human Rights in the Administration of Justice
Keywords: administration of justice
criminal courts
criminal law
judicial assistance
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: UN General Assembly
Site Administrator: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
InfoDesk@ohchr.org


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