Since 2016, Roberta Solis is the Judicial Integrity Team Leader at the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – UNODC, which is the Secretariat of the Global Judicial Integrity Network (www.unodc.org/ji), a platform “of judges and for judges” to strengthen judicial integrity and prevent corruption within the judicial system. The initiative has developed new international standards and resources on, for example, judges’ use of social media and gender-related issues and is currently working on other groundbreaking areas, such as the use of artificial intelligence by judiciaries, including its gender implications.
Ms. Solis holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a post-graduate degree in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, Brazil.
Before joining UNODC, Ms. Solis was a career Federal Attorney in Brazil since 2005 and worked for eight years in Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Agency, where she held the position of Chief International Affairs Advisor. During this time, Ms. Solis was involved in various national and international activities, and participated in the establishment of different international initiatives, such as the negotiations of the Implementation Review Mechanism of the United Nations Convention against Corruption – UNCAC, and the creation of the Open Government Partnership – OGP and of the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency - GIFT. From 2012 to 2016, Ms. Solis was the Chair of the Criteria and Standards Sub-Committee of the Open Government Partnership.