A Fresh Look at JAC

Professors Graham Gee and Erika Rackley argue for a fresh look at the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) in a post published on the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. They proffer ‘four priorities’ for the Commission, including a challenge to ‘do more to ensure that the judiciary is not merely paying lip service to diversity but actually pursues … Read more…

New Zealand Supreme Court Makes History

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 …

Concerns over transparency of JAC diversity monitoring figures

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…