The United States Ambassador, Lisa Kenna, accompanied the President of the Judiciary, Supreme Judge Elvia Barrios, in a virtual ceremony to celebrate the ISO 37001-Anti-Bribery Management System certification granted to the Executive Council and the Permanent Supreme Criminal Chamber. The President of the Judicial Integrity Commission, Supreme Judge Mariem de la Rosa, also participated in this ceremony.
The United States Government supported the judicial branch in the process to reinforce internal controls and complete the audit to receive the corresponding certification.
As part of this process to obtain certification, on December 15, 2020, the Judiciary approved a new Anti-Bribery Policy that applies to all its operations. This policy outlines the standards of ethical behavior and, among other aspects, ensures confidentiality and protection against retaliation for those who file complaints. To complement this project, the United States also supported the implementation of a virtual platform to receive complaints of corruption or unethical conduct in the institution.
The United States Ambassador, Lisa Kenna, stressed that despite the difficult situation during the pandemic, the judicial branch has taken an important step to create a culture of integrity, under standards that are respected worldwide. She also stressed that the United States joins Peru in the fight against corruption. “The fight against corruption is not only a priority in Peru, but throughout the world, including the United States.”
Furthermore, the President of the Judiciary Elvia Barrios thanked the United States for the donation and continued cooperation with Peru, and highlighted that U.S. support allowed the execution of this project, which will reinforce transparency in administration of justice.