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Latest items for GP-DATA-6

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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The chief justice of the Supreme Court was a woman" (6).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women comprised...three of the 15 Supreme Court justices--including the chief justice…" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The low representation of women in legislative bodies, ministerial posts and local government, as well as in the judiciary, the police force, the diplomatic service and academic institutions, in particular at decision-making levels" (9).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There [was]... one woman on the Supreme People’s Court" (36).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Men also dominated the judiciary, with less than a third of Supreme Court and high court judges being women, as well as a minority among judicial officers, such as prosecutors, in lower courts" (27).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were no female judges on the High Court" (7).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"...there were three female judges on the Court of First Instance" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were two female judges in the national and supreme courts" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"11 of the 21 Supreme Court justices and two of the nine Constitutional Court justices, were women" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were eight female justices among the 32 Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court justices" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were no female judges" (26). "In November 2014 the first 22 female employees of the Public Prosecutor’s Office completed their training and became public prosecutors, a prerequisite for appointment as a judge. In 2013 these 22 women were the first to be accepted to the judicial institute. During the year, however, the Ministry of Justice again tried to prevent women from applying for entry-level positions in the Public Prosecutor’s Office. In March the government put a hold on future women’s applications for prosecutor positions pending an assessment of the performance of the first 22 prosecutors" (26).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"No women were on the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC). Legal experts said there were approximately 75 female judges, including 26 appointed during the year, with most serving in family courts; that total is less than 1 percent of judges" (33). "On September 1, the Ministry of Justice established a position of Assistant Minister for the Rights of the Woman and Child and filled it with a female judge" (38).
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: GP-DATA-6

“the Office of the Attorney General is held by a woman” (9)
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: GP-DATA-6

“the Committee is concerned at: The low number of women in Dáil Éireann (lower house of parliament), the High Court, ministerial positions, State boards, and senior academic and foreign service positions” (9)
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: GP-DATA-6

“the representation of women in the Supreme Court stands at 44 per cent and a woman is the Chief Justice” (9)
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"[The Committee] is nevertheless concerned about the low representation of women in elected and appointed decision-making positions in the National Assembly, the Government, the judiciary, the civil service at the national, provincial and municipal levels and the diplomatic service" (page 9).
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6, EWCMS-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, at: (a) The low representation of women at the legislative, ministerial and local government (village committee) levels, as well as in the judiciary, the military, the diplomatic service and academic institutions" (page 10).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Committee is also concerned about the low representation of women in the Supreme Court" (page 9).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Within the judiciary, while women account for 63 per cent of its senior members, at the highest levels they are underrepresented, as is signally the case on the Supreme Court, where their representation is nil at present and has been extremely low throughout history. (Tables 19 and 20)" (page 22).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Two of the most senior justice positions in New Zealand — the Minister of Justice and the Chief Justice — are held by women. Dame Patsy Reddy will be sworn in as Governor-General in September 2016. As at August 2015, women were 29 per cent of the total judiciary in New Zealand. Women head benches for three of the four principal courts. Two women are part of the six-member Supreme Court. Women comprise 20 per cent of the judges in the Court of Appeal, and 26.3 per cent of judges in the High Court. In August 2015, President Ellen France, Justice Christine French and Justice Helen Winkelmann sat as the...more