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Latest items for GP-DATA-6

July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women’s ability to practice law was severely limited; there were no women on the High Court or Supreme Judicial Council and no female judges or public prosecutors" (37).
July 19, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The number of women in politics and the judiciary remained small" (page 45).
July 18, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee notes the high level of representation of women in the judiciary, including at the highest level, but is concerned at the low level of representation of women in the parliament and in the Government at both the national and local levels and the underrepresentation of women in high-ranking positions in the diplomatic service" (7).
July 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women continue to be underrepresented in… the judiciary, the police and the diplomatic service, in particular at decision making levels" (7).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were five female judges in the national and supreme courts, and the Chief Magistrate and Deputy Chief Magistrate were women" (p. 15).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"From 2012–2017, women represented about 14 per cent of judges. Raising the number of women in the judiciary is challenging due to the academic and technical requirements. The number of female prosecutors increased from 15 in 2013 to 23 in 2017. The number of female lawyers increased from 158 in 2013 to 206 in 2017, representing about 20 per cent of the total number of lawyers registered with the BAKC" (39).
July 1, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"During the year King Hamad appointed the first woman judge to the Court of Cassation" (p. 27).
June 28, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"These laws were inconsistently implemented at both the state and national levels. While women have made gains in both the NLA and in the executive branch (see below), they remained marginalized in the judiciary, local governments, and among traditional leaders. Representation was particularly poor at the local level, where implementation of the 2009 act’s provisions was particularly wanting. The current system also devolved substantial candidate selection power to political party leaders, very few of whom were women" (Pg 30).
June 25, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"Of the 124 parliamentarians, 14 were women. As of November women led two of the 24 ministries. Five of the 22 judges on the three highest courts were women" (Pg 14).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were four women on the 33-member Supreme Court and two women on the ninemember Constitutional Court, including the head of the court" (p. 19).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The president of the Supreme Court, who by law acts as the country’s president in case of the latter’s death or incapacitation, was a woman" (p. 16).
June 21, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women were routinely excluded from formal decision-making positions in both government and the private sector, although some women attained leadership positions in business. Women’s ability to practice law was severely limited; there were no women on the High Court or Supreme Judicial Council and no women judges or public prosecutors. The government continued to issue licenses to Saudi female lawyers. In October, Ministry of Justice officials estimated that, while there were no women employed in their agency, the government had granted law licenses to 66 women. The ministry allowed an additional 450 female law graduates to work in internships" (Pg 32). "All judges are male, and women faced restrictions on...more
June 21, 2019, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"Female representation in all branches of government was less than 30 percent" (p. 19).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"This covered curriculum revision and training of judges and attorneys, considering, among other aspects, the inclusion of modules on international and regional instruments for protection of women rights, ratified by Mozambique since 1993 in the context of the Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women" (12). "Concerning the Judiciary, a female General Attorney was appointed for the first time, and the number of female Vice-General Attorneys (44%), female Provincial Chief-Attorneys (45%) (54% at a given time), and among the leadership in the Provincial Offices (45%) is growing in the country" (15).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Supreme Court of Justice counts on 2 women judges out of 7 judges (28.6 per cent) and the President is a woman. The Superior Council of Magistrates, responsible for the management of the judiciary, courts and judiciary clerks, also has a women president. The President of the Bar Association is, for the second consecutive time, a woman. The proportion of women judges has oscillated between 35 per cent and 37 per cent from 2009 to 2015" (16-17).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Committee notes the high rate of female representation in the judiciary of the State party" (6).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women hold positions as Judges, Commissioners of Title and Magistrates. The Chief Justice (Acting), Commissioners of Title, Chief Magistrate and Principal Magistrate are women. Several High Court judges and Magistrates are women. For example from 2011 women judges were 30 percent of the establishment of 12 Judges and by 2015 the proportion of women Judges increased to 35 percent. At the same time, women Magistrates were 62 percent in 2011, declined to approximately 50 percent during 2012 to 2013, then steadily increased in 2014 and 2015 to 61 percent and 72 percent respectively" (26).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"It is also concerned about the low numbers of women professors in academic institutions and of women judges at all levels of the judiciary" (6).
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Men also dominated the judiciary; fewer than one-third of Supreme Court and High Court judges were women. Women were a minority among judicial officers, such as prosecutors, in lower courts" (29).
April 22, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-6

Table no. 17 presents gender structure of judges and prosecutors by level and type of judiciary institution. There is a total of 53 judges at the BiH level court, 27 are men (51%) and 26 are women (49%). In the prosecutor’s office at BiH level, there are a total of 59 prosecutors, 31 are men (52,5%) and 28 are women (47,5%). In the Supreme Court of FBiH, there are 11 men (25%) and 33 women (75%). In Prosecutor’s Office of FBiH, there are 6 men (50%) and 6 women (50%). In the High Commercial Court there are 4 men (57,1%) and 3 women (42,9%). At the Supreme Court of RS...more
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