quis custodiet ipsos custodes

Also found in: Wikipedia.
Related to quis custodiet ipsos custodes: Who watches the watchmen

quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

(kwɪs kʊsˈtəʊdɪˌɛt ˈɪpsɒs kʊsˈtəʊdiːz)
1. who will guard the guards?
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
The regulations at their core are about a central problem that can be traced back to the Roman poet and satirist Juvenal many centuries ago: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes (Who will guard the guards?) Whenever there are allegations of high level executive branch wrongdoing, there is a justifiable worry that the executive branch itself cannot adequately investigate it.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who guards the guards?).
Soyinka made the call at the official launch in his Interventions VIII Series, titled: 'Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? (Who keeps Watch over the Watchmen?), Gani's Unfinished Business,' held at the Freedom Park, Lagos Island.
The reign of overly watchful watchmen Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who watches the watchmen?) asked the Roman satirist Juvenal rhetorically two millennia back.
It puts a whole new tech twist on the question from Juvenal's "Satires:'' Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will guard the guards themselves?
(All screenshots were taken during the last half hour.) "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes" - "Who watches the guardians" is given a whole new meaning here.
Thyer from Florida State University (co-authors of "A Test of the Validity of the LCSW Examination: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?"), and Robin E.
As long as UN Watch's motto of "Monitoring the United Nations, Promoting Human Rights" continues to obscure its real mission of "Manipulating the United Nations, Promoting Israel's Interests," the warning of a Roman poet becomes increasingly pertinent: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"
'Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?' Who watches the watchers?
Stiglitz, E., Joseph (1999): Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?, Corporate governance failures in the transition, Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics-Europe, Paris
Politicians also make and police the rules and that begs the question; "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who guards the guardians?)