Baroness Hale delivered a speech on the constitutional dimension to the judicial selection process. The speech was delivered at the Constitutional Law Summer School in Belfast. You can read this and other judicial lectures here
The JDI warmly welcomes the appointments of Lady Hale as President of the Supreme Court, Lady Justice Black to the Supreme Court, and Mrs Justice Asplin and Mr Justice Singh to the Court of Appeal. We are disappointed, however, to see only one woman out the seven new appointments to the Court of Appeal. Is … Read more…
An interesting, symbolic, development in New Zealand where the Supreme Court sat a majority of women in an en banc sitting. Current female Justices of the Supreme Court of New Zealand are Chief Justice Sian Elias, Justice Susan Glazebrook, Justice Ellen France. The bench is completed by Justice William Young and Justice Mark O’Regan. Read more here …
JUSTICE’s Andrea Coomber has expressed concerns over the Judicial Appointments Commission’s collection of statistics relating to judicial diversity. In an article in the Law Society’s Gazette Magazine, Coomber expressed long-standing concerns over the JAC’s diversity monitoring, in particular, the lack of information on the different stages of the selection process. The full article can be read here. … Read more…
The Lord Chief Justice has appointed 21 New Deputy High Court Judges under section 9(4) of the Senior Courts Acts 1981. Analysis of the list of appointees by Professor Rosemary Hunter highlights that there are 7 women and 2 BME appointees among the judges.
On Monday 1 May, The Guardian published an editorial highlighting the immediate need for action to address the lack of gender diversity in the senior judiciary. The article is available here.
The JUSTICE Judicial Diversity Working Party has just launched its thorough report on increasing judicial diversity. The Report urges concerted action to tackle this issue as it is of the ‘utmost constitutional importance.’ The full Report can be accessed by clicking here. The JUSTICE Working Party included JDI Executive Member, Professor Rosemary Hunter.
Judicial Diversity Committee of the Judges’ Council publishes its ‘Report on Progress and Action Plan 2016-17.’ It can be accessed on our reports and statistics page.
JDI Exec Committee member, Professor Erika Rackley, writes an erudite piece for the Dangerous Women Project
On 23 March, The Temple Women’s Forum is hosting an event with six sitting Lady Justices of Appeal. Further information and registration details available here.