Transparency and Accountability are intrinsic components of justice sector reform. Corruption in the justice sector is probably the most critical of all the factors that provide opportunities for the worldwide increase in transnational organized crime. Rampant impunity allows criminals to operate without fear of consequences, leading to more violence and insecurity in many developing countries. Impunity is the result of corruption in the justice sector. Reducing corruption in the justice sector requires improving the independence of the judicial and law enforcement institutions, establishing efficient and effective control mechanisms for timely case management and for applying disciplinary actions; as well as credible and competent oversight mechanisms. The CAJ contributes to strengthen the institutions ability to reduce corruption and works with civil society organizations and the private sector to improve their capacity to serve as watchdogs of the judicial sector.