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April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In accordance with the Law on the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of BiH, the HJPC, when appointing at all levels of the judiciary, takes into account the equal representation of the sexes" (24).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In the justice system, as shown by the table below, women account for 22.5 per cent of the workforce. Women have the highest level of representation among notaries (52.11%) and are least represented as agents (6.09%). Women constitute 26.5 per cent of judges" (26). Table 5, titled, "STAFF OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN 2016," shows that 26.7 percent of lawyers in 2016 were women (27).
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Four members of the 15- member Supreme Court were women, and one was Arab" (33). "Although women currently serve as judges in nonreligious courts, they remain barred from serving as judges in rabbinical courts" (37). "On April 25, the government appointed Hana Khatib as the first female judge in the sharia (Islamic) courts in Israel" (38).
April 9, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee commends the State party on the appointment of a Cabinet with gender parity. It also notes with appreciation the high number of women judges on the Supreme Court of Canada and at other levels of the judiciary at the federal, provincial and territorial levels" (12).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"A limited number of women held senior government positions, including that of Vice President for Legal Affairs" (29).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were no female judges on the High Court" (7).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"There were 10 female justices among the 34 Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court justices" (para 72).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women constituted 49 percent of the National Assembly" (p. 20).
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In Cyprus, there had been no women judges until 1986. Since then, their number has been steadily increasing, reaching 44.3% in 2011, 43.6% in 2013 and nearly 50% in 2016: the total number of women judges of the Cyprus Judiciary is 54 out of 111. There were also five women out of 13 (38.5%) judges in the Supreme Court in 2016" (21).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"According to local NGOs, opposition-run sharia councils continued to discriminate against women, not allowing them to serve as judges or lawyers, or to visit detainees" (para 68). "Men constituted the vast majority of the judiciary, and NGOs suggested this circumstance led to discriminatory treatment of women by federal courts" (para 197). "While women served in the judiciary, parliament, and high levels of government, the government often denied them decision-making positions. According to several organizations, women were underrepresented in the judiciary, as only 13 percent of judges prior to the start of the civil war were women. The SNHR suggested that few, if any, women participated as judges in the courts"...more
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Legislative Branch did best, with an average of 56 per cent, while the average participation level for the autonomous entities and in the judiciary was 36 per cent. Women’s share of posts at other decision-making levels averaged 41 per cent in 2013–2016, with the Legislative Branch still in the lead at 47 per cent on average; in the judiciary the corresponding rate was 30 per cent" (21). "Based on the above-mentioned lists, in 2013 a woman was appointed to the Council of State and to the Supreme Court, corresponding to 50 and 33 per cent of appointments, respectively. Two women were appointed to the Council of State in 2014,...more
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Among Supreme Court judges, 41.5 per cent are women, as are almost one half of the local court judges (48%)" (4).
March 6, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There was a widespread shortage of judges, primarily in insecure areas. During the year the judiciary attempted to send new female judges to insecure provinces without adequate provisions for security. The new female judges protested, and as of September 16, the judiciary relented and agreed to send the female judges to other, more secure provinces" (10).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The fact that Qatari women assumed their posts as members of the Shura Council in 2017 will ensure that a range of segments of society are represented in the State’s legislative authority. That will inevitably need to closing any legislative gaps relating to the needs of women at all levels" (60).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"There were 14 women in the 147-member National Assembly and five women in the 31-seat cabinet led by Prime Minister Modibo Keita. There were 927 women municipal council members out of 10,774 total municipal council members. There were five women on the 33-member Supreme Court and two women on the nine-member Constitutional Court" (page 17).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"There were 30 women in the 120-seat National Assembly and eight women in the 33-seat Senate. The speaker of the National Assembly was a woman. There were eight women in the 34-member cabinet (including deputy ministers), and three of 10 High Court judges were women. The chief justice was a woman. The governor of the Central Bank of Lesotho and the chief executive of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority were women. In August the LDF promoted two women to the rank of colonel, the first women to hold such positions" (Pg 14).
Feb. 6, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"In addition to a woman president, there were three women in the 20-member national cabinet. There were three women in the 30-seat Senate and eight in the 73-seat House of Representatives. Two female associate justices sat on the five-member Supreme Court. Women constituted 33 percent of local government officials and 13 percent of senior and deputy ministers" (Pg 12).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"UK Government welcomes the appointment of the Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond - the first ever female President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom… Currently 20% of High Court judges are women. Just under half of tribunal legal offices are held by women, and a quarter of Northern Ireland’s County Court and District Judges (Magistrates’ Court) were women" (16).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"From 2013-2015 the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in cooperation with UNWOMEN organized a series of seminars on the topic of Access to Justice for Women with the participation of 216 officials, of whom 42.6 per cent were female who came from justice sector institutions, such as justice authorities of provinces, Vientiane Capital as well as the People’s Supreme Court (PSC), Office of Supreme People’s Prosecutor (OSPP), interrogation-investigation officers of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), officers of Detention Facilities of MPS, District Justice Offices and the National Assembly members; 761 law students of Law School in Vientiane Capital, of whom 46.1 per cent were female; 182 people from 40 villages...more
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The participation of women as ministers in the Supreme Court was null until, when it reached 4.8% (with a gap of -90.4 percentual points). From that year, women's participation increased, reaching a 26.3% in 2015 (a gap of -4.4 percentual points" (47). "The percentage of women ministers in the Appeals Court has fluctuated through the whole period: in 1990 it reached 22.3% (a gap of -55.4 percentual points), while its lowet point in participation was in 1996, with 19.7% (gap of -60.6 percentual points). In 2015, the percentage of ministers ascended to 39.7% with the lowest gap of the period (-20.6 percentual points)" (48).
Dec. 14, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"Ms. Bugaighis, an outspoken human rights lawyer, was among the revolt’s first and most important leaders, and she was also the most prominent woman in the rebels’ early provisional government" (2).
Dec. 13, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"We wish to communicate to President Ashraf Ghani and Mr. Abdullah Abdullah that the women’s sector expect no less than the fulfillment of their election promises. While we are extremely delighted over the news that he will appoint women justices to the Supreme Court, we also expect that at least 30 percent of his Cabinet will be composed of women" (5).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee is particularly concerned at the lack of information on the representation of women in the judiciary, senior positions in the diplomatic service, academic institutions and the civil service" (page 8-9).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women filled three of the eight seats on the SCJ, including the presidency" (9).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"Nonetheless, the number of women in politics and the judiciary remained very small. The Ministry of Family and Social Policies reported that two governors (Kirklareli and Sinop), 17 subgovernors, and 12 deputy governors were women" (page 49).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Ethiopia's parliament today swore in the country's first female supreme court president, adding to the 10 women ministers and state president. New supreme court president, prominent rights campaigner Meaza Ashenafi, recently served as an adviser on women's rights at the Addis Ababa-based United Nations Economic Commission for Africa" (para 1, 2).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Four members of the 15-member Supreme Court were women, and one was Arab" (117)
Oct. 11, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women's rights activists and jurists hailed a decision by the Supreme Judiciary Council earlier this month to promote 16 female judges, expressing hope that women in top judicial positions will make their mark on the gender-sensitive issues that come before the courts" (para 1). "Gebali... told Al-Monitor, "The process started in 2003, when I was the first woman to be appointed vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court and then tens of female judges were appointed in Egypt's courts in 2007. It is normal now for these female judges after being for several years in the judicial system to be promoted" (para 10).
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Some 30 women hold the position of judicial assistant (chief public prosecutor and first, second and assistant deputy prosecutor). In 2014, 138 of a total of 1,236 lawyers in Oman were female, compared to 53 in 2012. Annex 10 shows the number of women who hold judicial posts. Annex 11 shows the total number of attorneys working in the Sultanate as of end-2014" (Pg 18).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"A majority of magistrates were women, however, including the president of the High Court of Cassation and Justice" (19).