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Obviously the list developed here is a just a small fraction of the ethics codes adopted by courts around the world.  We especially invite courts outside the United States to send us links to or copies of their codes so we can include them here.  

Most Recent Addition(s): Estonia Judges Code of Ethics, added December 2009.  

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Belize, Belize Code of Conduct & Etiquette [pdf]

 

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Canada, Canadian Ethical Principles for Judges [pdf]

 

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China, Code of Judicial Ethics for Judges of the People's Republic of China, 2001.  (The link is actually published by the Australia-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry.)

 

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Estonia, Judges' Code of Ethics, Supreme Court, Republic of EstoniaWhile this may be a code of ethics for judges, it has a number of provisions that refer to court employees, and the need for a judge to hold employees to similar high standards; for example, the references to court employees in Estonia's code are far more extensive than just the very brief mention included in the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct in the US.  Here's a link to an archived version of the document if the Estonian Court changes its web address: link here

 

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Kosovo, Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Judges, adopted 2001.

 

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Palau.  Code of Conduct for Employees of the Palau National Judiciary.  Adopted by the Supreme Court, no date shown.

 

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Philippines.  Code of Conduct for Court Personnel  Adopted by the Supreme Court of the Republic of the Philippines, April 23, 2004, published May 2004, in effect June 2004.  If the previous link is broken, you can also find a copy of the 2004 Code at this link.

 

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Russian Federation, Rules of Conduct for Court Employees, adopted January 2006 by the Russian general jurisdiction courts, English version.  My thanks to Norman Meyer, Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court in New Mexico.  According to Norman this code was drafted with input by the USAID project Norman has been working with for a number of years.  

 

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Serbia/Multiple Countries.  The Serbia Rule of Law Project offered a course on legal ethics in the Winter 2005 semester.  As part of the background information for that course, their website compiled a list of dozens of court, attorney, and other ethics codes and related references from around the world, particularly in European countries.  This is the bext list I've found so far on ethics codes in European courts.  (The site seemed to be hosted in the past by the National Center for State Courts in Virginia (US), but the link was recently revised.)  

 

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Tasmania.  Code of Ethics for Non-Judicial Officers of the Magistrates Court of Tasmania.

 

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United Nations/Multiple Countries, Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct [.pdf]  In 2000 a group of  ten Chief Justices from Asia and Africa assembled as the Judicial Group for the Strengthening of Judicial Integrity (JGSJI), under UN sponsorship.  In 2001, the group convened with others in Bangalore, India under sponsorship by the United Kingdom's Department for International Development, and endorsed a draft code of judicial conduct and principles.  The Code was revised and published in 2002.