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Parliamentary Assembly Session: 25 to 29 January 2010

The Assembly concerned about crooked judges, lawyers and police

[27/01/2010]  Countries where justice is seen as the most corrupt institution must deal with the problem urgently, the Assembly said in a resolution today. Judges, prosecutors and police should be recruited and promoted only on merit, paid a reasonable wage, and develop their own ethical standards, the Assembly said, debating a report by Kimmo Sasi (Finland, EPP/CD). The Council of Europe should also draft a model code of conduct for judicial officials.