Measures for the Effective Implementation of the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct.
The need for measures for the effective implementation of the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct was emphasized at several legal and judicial conferences. Indeed, it was pointed out that without such procedures, the Bangalore Principles would remain mere aspirations and public expectations would remain unfulfilled. 9
Accordingly, at its 5th Meeting in Vienna in February 2007, the Group agreed to undertake the preparation of a statement of measures for the effective implementation of the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct, and requested the Co-ordinator of the Group to prepare a comprehensive draft statement for discussion.At its 6th Meeting in Lusaka, Republic of Zambia, in January 2010, the Group examined in detail the Report and Draft Measures for the Effective Implementation of the Bangalore Principles prepared by the Co-ordinator. While maintaining the structure (i.e. responsibilities of the Judiciary and responsibilities of the State), the draft measures were reviewed, revised and adopted.
The Measures for the Effective Implementation of the Bangalore Principles ("Implementation Measures") are offered by the Group as guidelines or benchmarks to further the implementation of the Bangalore Principles at the domestic level. In preparing the Implementation Measures, reference was made to several national constitutions and to regional and international initiatives to ensure that they reflected a broad national and international consensus. The Implementation Measures are in two parts. Part One describes the measures that are required to be adopted by the Judiciary. Part Two describes the institutional arrangements that are required to ensure judicial independence and which are exclusively within the competence of the State.