A seminar for judges on the observance of the rules of judicial ethics and rules on conflict of interest as the most important mechanism for preventing corruption started today, February 8, 2019.
The expert speakers at the seminar are: Mr. Jean-Marie Huet - retired magistrate, former member of the High Council of Magistrates of France and Mrs. Larisa Gutnichenko - retired judge, honoured lawyer of the Kyrgyz Republic.
At the two-day seminar, judges of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic will learn in detail about the requirements for obtaining a judicial position in France, the basic principles (Bangalore principles) ethical conduct of judges. In addition, issues of ethical values and judge’s quality (independence, impartiality, legality, competence, integrity, honour and dignity, etc.) will be touched upon. During the seminar, experts will share their experiences on how to address the situations involving a conflict of interest and real-life cases on addressing situational tasks will be considered in groups.
At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to be able to name and interpret the content of each of the Bangalore Principles; they will be able to list and discuss key ethical values and qualities of the judge as well as distinguish prohibitions and restrictions preventing a conflict of interest.
The seminar was organised jointly with the High School of Justice and the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic with the support of “The Rule of Law Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic - 2nd Phase” / JCI, (Component of the GIZ Regional Programme “Promotion of the Rule of Law in Central Asia”) funded by the European Union.