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

21 New Deputy High Court Judges Appointed

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.

New Justice Report on Increasing Judicial Diversity Launched

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.

JDI Exec Committee member, Professor Erika Rackley, writes an erudite piece for the Dangerous Women Project

Dame Laura Cox Joins JDI Executive Committee

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

Call for Papers: Gender on the International Bench

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.