Strasbourg, 06.03.2013 – Published today by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), an evaluation of the UK’s parliament, judges and prosecutors was largely positive.
“Nothing emerged during the current evaluation which could indicate any element of corruption in relation to judges, nor is there evidence of judicial decisions being influenced in an inappropriate manner”, according to the 46-page report.
In this context, the report also emphasised transparency in the judicial system and a lack of delays in handling cases by judges, stressing that the European Court of Human Rights had only found 22 cases since 1975 of “undue delays of judicial proceedings.”
Regarding prosecutors, the report found that “detailed rules and procedures that ensure that the recruitment, promotion and transfer of public prosecutors are carried out according to fair and impartial procedures” were in place. (more...)