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    The Commonwealth has published compendium of guidelines to help enshrine the independence and impartiality of the judiciary and prevent abuses of power.

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Governance

Good governance, strong democracy, rule of law, protection of human rights and respect for diversity are Commonwealth values.

The Commonwealth works with member countries to resolve conflicts or tensions. We help consolidate and strengthen confidence in government institutions.

The Commonwealth assists governments to tackle systemic corruption by supporting the sharing of best practices, training and capacity-building and policy research. Find out more about our work in this area

Peace in the home means peace in our communities, says Secretary-General

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has made her inaugural speech at the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Commonwealth countries among least corrupt in Corruption Perceptions Index

Commonwealth countries are rated among the least corrupt in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index.

In a practical way, the Commonwealth delivers on global anti-corruption agenda

A blog by Roger Koranteng, anti-corruption adviser and head of public sector governance at the Commonwealth Secretariat.