The Group, by consensus, agrees to seek and receive funding for the purpose of realising its objectives, including the management of the Group’s activities and the organization of its meetings, from any institution, organization, foundation, government or individual the Group deems appropriate. Such funds are usually received and administered, on behalf of the Group, by a designated institution or organization.
The 1st meeting of the Group in 2000 was funded by UNCICP (now UNODC), Vienna. Thereafter, the Department for International Development (DfID), United Kingdom, funded the research and drafting, the dissemination and consultation process, and the finalization and translation of the Bangalore Principles, including the 2nd meeting of the Group held in Bangalore in 2001 and the meeting of civil law Chief Justices held at The Hague in 2002. DfID also provided funding to develop the survey instruments, to conduct pilot programmes in Uganda and Sri Lanka, for the management of the judicial integrity programme, and generally to sustain the Group between 2000 and 2003.
UNODC Vienna funded the 3rd meeting of the Group held in Colombo in 2003, and the 4th and 5th meetings of the Group held in Vienna in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
Since 2006, the Group has been supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (formerly GTZ), Germany, which provided funding to research and prepare the Draft Commentary on the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct and the Draft Statement of Measures for the Effective Implementation of the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct. GIZ also funded the 6th meeting of the Group held in Lusaka in 2010.