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Latest items for GP-DATA-6

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
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In the judicial system of Turkmenistan there are 391 women currently serving, which amounts to 45.7 percent of the total number of employees. Of them, 41 are judges, 36 are department heads, and there are 314 in other posts" (23)." In the territory of Turkmenistan there are six bar associations, five of which are headed by women. There are 200 lawyers working to provide legal assistance to the population, including 111 women: City of Ashgabat — 4; Ahal Province (wilayat) — 8; Balkan Province — 8; Dashoguz Province — 12; Lebap Province — 26; Mary Province — 14" (23). "In addition, 68 lawyers are authorized to deal with human rights...more
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.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).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey

"The Committee is concerned about the low participation of women at all levels of decision-making, both national and local, including within the Government and the parliament, which is below the global average and has even decreased following the elections of November 2015, and among the judiciary and civil service, and the lack of specific steps to address the underlying causes, including prevailing social and cultural attitudes" (page 13).
June 6, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were two female judges in the national and supreme courts" (12).
May 29, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were no female judges on the High Court" (7).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women’s representation in the judiciary, prosecutorial office and national police continues to be very low" (9).
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Three of the six Justices of the High Court of Australia, the highest court in the country, are female. The Chief Justice of the High Court is male. In 2013, there were 46 (30.9 per cent) women federal justices and magistrates. The states and territories share a similar representation of women in the judiciary, at around one third. At June 2014: more than half of judicial officers in the Family Court of WA were women. WA is the only state or territory which has its own family court, 50 per cent of the permanent judicial officers in the ACT were female, the NT had 38 per cent female representation in...more
May 3, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom

"Only 25 percent of English and Welsh judges, 29 percent of British members of Parliament, and about 25 percent of Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 board directors are women" (pp 13)
April 23, 2018, 7:43 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There [was]... one woman on the Supreme People’s Court" (36).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

The Committee welcomes the increase in the representation of women in the parliament to 35.5 per cent and in the legislatures of the autonomous communities to 44.6 per cent. It is concerned, however, about the generally low participation of women in political and public life, in particular in decision-making positions at the autonomous community level (4 of the 17 presidents of autonomous communities are women), in the diplomatic service (12 of 199 ambassadors are women) and in the judiciary (7).
April 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee notes as positive the measures taken to advance the achievement of substantive equality in the State party; however, it remains concerned about the underrepresentation of women in extraparliamentary commissions and other bodies, governing bodies of companies and institutions closely connected with the Federation, as well as their underrepresentation in high-level management and decision-making positions. It is also concerned about the low numbers of women professors in academic institutions and of women judges at all levels of the judiciary" (Pg 6).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Entry of women into the judiciary following the issue of a ministerial decree appointing 62 prosecutors of whom 22 are female" (9). "Complementing the measures taken to ensure equality in employment and assumption of public office, 22 women have been appointed to work in the judiciary as public prosecutors" (22). "The institutions of State have supported women’s participation in the judiciary and the Supreme Judicial Council issued Decision no. 14 (2013) of 20 May 2013, admitting 22 women applicants from a total of 62" (29).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee is also concerned that, despite some improvements, the numbers of women in decision-making posts in the executive branch of government (8 per cent in mayorships, 10-30 per cent in various executive bodies) and the diplomatic service remain low. While welcoming the very high proportion of women in the judiciary, the Committee regrets that only 8.2 per cent of justices on the Supreme Court of Justice are women and that a number of public bodies have fewer than 35 per cent women" (page 7).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"It is also concerned about the low representation of women in the judiciary" (8).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"While noting the slight increase in the number of women elected as heads of mahalla, the Committee remains concerned at the low percentage of women in political and public life, in particular in decision-making positions, including the decline of women’s representation in the...the judiciary (13 per cent)" (6).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia

"The Committee commends the State party for its achievements in attaining 47 per cent representation of women in Parliament during the presidential and parliamentary elections held in 2014. The Committee is concerned, however, that those achievements were based on voluntary commitments of political parties to increase the participation of women in politics and that proposals to amend the electoral law, with the aim of having more prescriptive measures to accelerate the participation of women in political life, were rejected. The Committee is particularly concerned at the low representation of women in the judiciary, ministerial positions and senior positions in the diplomatic service, and at the regional and local levels of...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the barriers faced by women in gaining access to justice. It is particularly concerned that women often have to resort to cadi courts and district tribunals, which are not sensitive to gender issues and continue to apply discriminatory provisions. While welcoming the fact that in 2009 most high court judges were women, the Committee notes with concern the lack of information on the gender composition of other courts. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Design a comprehensive judicial policy to eliminate the barriers faced by women and girls in gaining access to justice, provide adequate resources, including legal aid, and set up a...more
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Supreme Court of Justice is composed of fifteen magistrates, six of whom (40 per cent) are women for the period 2012-2015. The chambers are composed as follows: Constitutional Chamber, five men; Disputes Chamber, three women and one man; Penal Chamber, two women and one man; Civil Chamber, one woman and two men" (23).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee is concerned that, notwithstanding the constitutional provision that sets a goal of achieving at least 30 per cent representation of women in Parliament, women remain underrepresented at decision-making levels, including in Parliament, the judiciary and the diplomatic service" (page 7).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"According to the Supervisory Committee for Judges’ annual report for 2014, 40 per cent of judges in ordinary Norwegian courts were women at year’s end, while 60 per cent were men, broken down as follows: Supreme Court: 35 per cent women and 65 per cent men; Courts of Appeal: 36 per cent women and 64 per cent men; District Courts: 42 per cent women and 58 per cent men" (6).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

“Ninety-seven Saudi women have accordingly been granted licenses to practice law. The requirements for obtaining a license are the same for both men and women. The Administrative Court employs women as Sharia law and legal researchers” (48).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The number of women Judges in the higher courts has also increased" (18). "In the field of law, there is a significant number of women in private practice as well as in the State departments including in senior positions in the Attorney General’s department. During the period under review, the following were achieved: a) The first appointment of a female Attorney General in 2011; ii) four women appointed to the apex court in the country, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, which has a total cadre of eleven; iii) two women appointed as Solicitor General; iv) two women appointed to the Court of Appeal which, in the hierarchy of courts,...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Deputy Chief Justice and the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary are women. The number of women magistrates increased from 174 in 2012 to 218 out of a total of 486 in 2014. The number of women judges increased from 44 in 2012 to 48 out of a total of 126 Judges in 2014. This means that the gender threshold has been met in the highest levels of the judiciary" (22).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"It is concerned, however, about the very low participation of women at all levels of decision-making, including within the...the judiciary (25 per cent)" (10).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"...there is only one woman among the judges members of the Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura (High Council of the Judiciary), and only one woman sits in the board of the Judiciary’s Higher Training School" (18).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The percentage of women judges was 11.7 per cent in 2008, but that had risen to 16.7 per cent as of 2014. There are more women judges in the magistrate courts and the courts of first instance than in the higher courts. There is one woman judge on the Supreme Court in the West Bank, and two on the Supreme Court in the Gaza Strip" (28). "Legislation in force contains no discriminatory provisions with respect to a woman’s right to serve as a sharia judge, and there are three women judges in the Palestinian sharia courts. The year 2015 also saw the appointment of the first two women marriage officiants...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In 2013 women accounted for 45 per cent and men for 55 per cent of permanent judges in the general courts. This is an increase of 15 percentage points since 2006 in the proportion of women among permanent judges. In 2013 women accounted for 57 per cent and men for 43 per cent of permanent judges in the general administrative courts. This is an increase of 14 percentage points since 2006 in the proportion of women among permanent judges. The share of women among chief judges has also increased in recent years. In 2013, 2 of the chairs of the Labour Court were women and 1 was a man. Out...more