III. TRANSPARENCY PRO-ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

Why should it be evaluated/measured:

Administrative transparency is: 1) a political issue; 2) legal issue. As a legal issue, it refers to “the right of the parties and the public in general to learn / know”, what is happening within the court proceedings, but also how the judicial power is administered, how the judicial power is exercised, as one of three constitutional public powers.[1]

The right to “know” and “to effective participation” as a national and international standard serves three purposes: 1) enabling citizens to participate and oversee the process of judicial decision-making and court administration as one of the constitutional public powers; 2) Increases efficiency in rendering justice, and strengthens citizen control over the judiciary, contributing to fair justice administration by courts, preventing corruption and other forms of mal-administration of justice by the judiciary; 3) Increases the transparency and accountability of the judiciary, thus contributing to the increase of public confidence in (legitimacy of) the judiciary.

 

 

 

 

[1] CoE Convention for Access to Official Documents, 18/06/2009