As part of our 2020-2023 strategy we will mainstream efforts to tackle and eliminate corruption in criminal justice systems throughout our programmes. As a highly sensitive and complex issue, we adopt a solutions-oriented and diplomatic approach using constructive and practical methodologies.
We work to decrease the prevalence of corruption in criminal justice systems, including in prisons. This work includes assessments and recommendations for practical steps to be taken to tackle and eliminate corruption.
We lead and support the development of Code of Conducts for prison staff to tackle corruption, for instance in Central African Republic.
We issue recommendations to increase transparency, accountability and oversight, and work with prison authorities to establish clear procedures for record-keeping of decisions
We document the conditions in which corruption flourishes and challenges in tackling the phenomenon to improve evidence-based responses.
We support detention monitoring bodies to identify and address corrupt practices in facilities they visit.