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.
We are delighted to welcome former High Court Judge Dame Laura Cox to the JDI Executive Committee. Laura was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 1975 and took silk in 1994, before being elected a Bencher in 1999. She was appointed a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales in 2002. … Read more…
PluriCourts and iCourts invites papers for a workshop on gender on the international bench. The workshop will be held in Oslo Mar. 23-24, 2017. Abstract Deadline: 20 January 2017. More information available here.
Byron Karemba discusses whether appointments to the UKSC should be rethought given the Court’s emerging constitutional and political significance. The blog is available here.
Lord Hodge, a current Justice of the UKSC gave the annual Lincoln’s Inn Denning Society Lecture on the subject of Judicial independence.