Agency for Prevention of Corruption

Assessment of the application of anti-corruption measures in the judiciary

Oct. 11, 2022

The Agency for Prevention of Corruption continues to evaluate the application of anti-corruption measures, this time in the judicial system.

At the workshop for integrity managers held on October 10, 2022, the Methodology for assessing the application of anti-corruption measures in two subsystems - the judiciary and the prosecution - was finalized.

The purpose of the Methodology is to assess whether authorities implement anti-corruption measures, but also to encourage authorities to be proactive when planning and implementing anti-corruption measures. This year, the assessment will be carried out in 17 prosecutor's offices and the Prosecutorial Council and 26 courts and the Judicial Council, and will result in a sectoral report for the Judiciary and the Prosecutor's Office.

The assessment of the application of anti-corruption measures was piloted in 2021, in two systems - state administration and social and child protection, and resulted in sectoral reports for the two systems with recommendations for improving the situation in this area.

The methodology, which contributes to the fulfillment of obligations from Negotiation Chapter 23: Judiciary and fundamental rights, was developed in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and consultants Dragan Krunić and

Marko Sošić. During its preparation, the recommendations given in the Anti-Corruption Initiative Assessment, which is implemented by The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea, were taken into account.