Part one Comparative analysis of judicial corruption

1 Introducing the problem
Corruptionwithin the judiciary: causes and remedies
Mary Noel Pepys1
Corruption in a justice systemdistorts the proper role of the judge, which is to protect the civil liberties and rights of thecitizen, and to ensure a fair trial by a competent and impartial court. It enables public officialsand special interest groups engaged in corrupt practice to function with the confidence thattheir illicit acts will go unpunished, if exposed. In broad terms, corruption is the misuse ofentrusted power for private gain. In the context of judicial
corruption, it relates to acts oromissions that constitute the use of public authority for the private benefit of court personnel,and results in the improper and unfair delivery of judicial decisions. Such acts and omissionsinclude bribery, extortion, intimidation, influence peddling and the abuse of court procedures for [continua]

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