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The aim of the Judicial Diversity Initiative (JDI) is to promote the equal participation of women and men from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and identities in the judiciary in England and Wales by 2020.

The JDI serves as a forum for bringing together academics, practitioners, judges and policy-makers to work towards gender parity on the bench. Read about the JDI’s aims and background.

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Our research repository lists publications from this jurisdiction and beyond. Our judicial lectures page highlights recent judicial speeches on the subject of judicial diversity. We also have a list of downloadable resources on the Reports and Statistics page. This information is meant to inform the debate around the issue of judicial diversity and aid further research.

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