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Latest items for GP-DATA-6

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
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 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"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).
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
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"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 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).