Government Response to Constitution Committee Report

The Government has published its Response to the Constitution Committee’s Inquiry into the Judicial Appointments Process. This is the latest of a number of publications in recent weeks from the Government on this topic. It addresses the issues raised by the Select Committee which are not included in the new measures contained in the Crime … Read more

Government Response – Appointments and Diversity: A Judiciary for the 21st Century

In November 2011 the Ministry of Justice published a consultation that considered aims to improve the efficiency and diversity of judicial appointments. The consultation response has now been published, it outlines proposals which include: Transfering the Lord Chancellor’s current role, in making the selection decision in relation to particular courts-based appointments below the High Court, … Read more

House of Lords Constitution Committee publishes report on judicial appointments

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has published its report on Judicial Appointments. It concludes that a more diverse judiciary would improve public trust and confidence in the justice system. It makes a number of references to the written evidence submitted by Equal Justices Initiative (and to EJI members’ individual submissions). https://youtube.com/watch?v=U7mfGH1Nttg%3Frel%3D0 The Committee set … Read more

Guarding the Guardians’ Diversity Report published

This insightful and important report, written by Alan Paterson and Chris Paterson, argues that senior judicial appointments including those to the Supreme Court are in need of significant reform. Read the ‘Guarding the Guardians’ report Alan Paterson and Chris Paterson’s article in the Guardian The report was also discussed by Joshua Rozenberg

EJI response to MoJ consultation

The Ministry of Justice has been consulting on amendments to the statutory and regulatory frameworks for judicial appointments, together with improving judicial diversity. The Equal Justices Initiative submitted a response to the Consultation in which we argued that the are piecemeal and narrowly focused. In particular, the aims of achieving an appropriate balance between executive, … Read more

Two – male – SC appointments

The appointment of two new Justices – Lord Reed and Lord Justice Carnwath – to the UK Supreme Court has been announced. The appointment of two more men to the Supreme Court means that Baroness Hale continues to be the only woman on the court. Baroness Hale was appointed to what was then the House … Read more

MoJ announces consultation on judicial appointments process

The Ministry of Justice has announced a consultation on proposed amendments to the statutory and regulatory frameworks for judicial appointments, together with improving judicial diversity. Although the principle of appointment on merit will remain, the changes will enable clear career progression and flexible working arrangements to encourage applications from previously untapped talent pools.The consultation will … Read more

MoJ Consultation on Judicial Appointments and Diversity

The Ministry of Justice has published a consultation ‘Appointments and Diversity: A Judiciary for the 21st Century’ on proposed amendments to the statutory and regulatory frameworks for judicial appointments, together with improving judicial diversity. The consultation seeks views on a wide range of issues including whether when considering two candidates of equal ability, there could … Read more

Launch of Feminist Judgment Project publication

Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice was launched by The Right Honourable Lady Hale DBE, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, at a well-attended event held at Matrix Chambers, Gray’s Inn, on 11 November 2010. Members of the judiciary, practitioners, women’s advocates and academic colleagues joined participants in the Feminist Judgments Project … Read more

RT @k21fem: UKSC today: 13 barristers for the parties in the 2 cases. All men. supremecourt.uk/brexit/written…