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July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"30 full-time public defenders (5 women) and an additional 5 trainees are currently operating in the 4 judicial districts. In the 2016–2019 period (until October 2019), the civil section of the OPD supported women in 46 cases, all related to divorce. In the same period, the criminal section supported women in 2,796 cases, all related to VAW" (Para. 8). "The number of judges now reaches 35 (40 per cent women), the number of Tribunal’s Auditors reaches 30 (27 per cent women) and the number of Justice Officials/Court Clerks reaches 86 (27 per cent women).30 It is due to increase after the graduation of the 13 new trainees of the 6th...more
June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the recent increase in the representation of women among magistrates, the establishment of courts in all 10 administrative regions of the State party and the support granted for the functioning of legal aid clinics in 4 regions. It notes with concern, however, that women continue to face difficulties in claiming their rights owing to the following: (a) The absence of legal aid clinics in regions 1, 3 and 7 to 9, and the long distances to courts in hinterland areas; (b The backlog of cases in the courts; (c) Limited awareness of laws and procedures and insufficient means to take legal action, especially among low-income women and...more
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The proportion of women judges in High and Supreme Courts has increased to 40.4 percent in 2019 (21.1 percent in 2008). The Special Court of Indictment and Revision (Den Særlige Klageret) consists of 60 percent women, and The Judicial Appointments Council consists of 40 percent women" (15).
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In 2009, for the country as a whole, women accounted for 24.6 per cent of prosecutors, 24.8 per cent of judges and 22.5 per cent of lawyers" (32).
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"46 per cent of the judges and 45 per cent of the lawyers are women" (13).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"From 2000 to 2007 the Court of Justice was a male dominated body with only 10 per cent women. Since 2008, the number of female judges started to increase and by 2009 there was 50 per cent representation of women judges in this Court of Justice. From 2010 the female judges dominated, the proportion of female judges to male judges being 53 per cent in 2010 and increased to 63 per cent in 2013. Women also clearly dominate in the public prosecutor’s office: 6 male (29 per cent) to 15 female (71 per cent) prosecutors" (21).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"December 2007, there were 3,813 women out of 9,158 male magistrates. This apparent discrepancy stems from the late access of women to the magistracy, as introduced only in 1966, with the additional result of affecting their election/appointment to higher positions. Further, up to 2007, the career advancement was based upon the solely criterion of the length of service...In terms of women’s access to the career, from 2004 onwards, it has been registered a positive trend. In 2007, there were 166 women out of 322 contest winners. Despite difficulties, women within the judiciary are able to acquire specific positions, including at the high-rank levels. At the Supreme Court level (the Italian...more
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women are not allowed to hold the position of a judge. There are a few lawyers, but that number is not high. Women mainly work as law clerks. No data on women in the judiciary, both at the federal and local level" (1).
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In Curacao the Stichting Slachtofferhulp (Victims Assistance Foundation) assists the victims. In Sint Maarten no central institution handles sexual harassment cases. According to the law, substantive civil servant law integrity counselors must be appointed for each ministry. These integrity counselors advise the civil servants on integrity issues. The responsible minister must act on the complaint" (12).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Four members of the 15-member Supreme Court were women" (30).
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"[T]he committee recommends that the State party:...(g) Continue to increase the number of women judges and police officers" (4-5). "[T]he Committee urges the State party:...To increase the number of women judges assigned to units prosecuting violence against women and assign female police officers to family response units throughout the country, ensuring their protection, in particular in provinces and districts where security is poor" (8). "The Committee is also concerned about:...The underrepresentation of women in the Supreme Court, where only one out of nine judges is a woman" (9-10).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In 2012, 68% of judges in the courts of first and second instance were women. Their percentage was 71 among judges of the courts of first instance and 60 among judges of the courts of second instance. The situation was different in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia where only 2 of 19 judges were women. While among the officials working in the Constitutional institutions and State Chancellery the percentage of women and men in 2010 was 67,9% and 32,1% respectively, men still continue to hold vast majority of leadership positions in institutions involved in the review of constitutionality and legality" (21).
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women comprised a very small proportion of judicial officials: 14 percent of judges, 12 percent of prosecutors, and 20 percent of lawyers, which likely contributed to underreporting of rape and domestic abuse" (21).
Aug. 17, 2021, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"On the three highest courts, 11 of the 35 judges were women" (p 15).
July 22, 2021, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Kenya has been a pioneer in overcoming historic gender inequality, and its 2010 Constitution accelerated this progress with Article 27, which stipulates that no elective body can be populated with more than two thirds of one gender, and Article 10, which outlines Kenya’s commitment to equality, inclusiveness, and anti-discrimination" (Para 4). "While social norms and gender stereotypes effectively excluded women from pursuing careers in the justice field, leaps and bounds have been made since the 1990s, with women’s representation catapulting to almost parity in law schools. By 2018, women judges and magistrates also made up a remarkable 48% of the judiciary" (Para 5). "For example, no woman has ever has...more
July 21, 2021, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"Activist and lawyer Najla Al-Mangoush, from the main eastern city of Benghazi, is the country’s first female foreign minister" (Para 11).
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In the reporting period, women were working in all legal professions. This also pertained to posts of judges in courts of all instances. Women also held directorship posts in courts and served as jurors, legal counsels and barristers. Women prevailed among judges of common courts (accounting for 64 per cent of judges in 2005-2008) and among prosecutors (ca. 53 per cent of prosecutors). As regards women holding directorship posts in common courts, it may be noticed that the higher the post, the lower the number of women. In 2008, women accounted for 49 per cent of presidents of district courts, 44 per cent of presidents of provincial courts and 27...more
May 14, 2021, 7:46 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Ninety-two groups across Japan submitted a written request to the Supreme Court and other bodies to ensure that women account for at least one-third of all justices on the top court. The Supreme Court comprises 15 justices, including the chief justice. The most female justices to sit at one time was three. Now, there are only two...Four justices--three men and one woman—will reach the retirement age of 70 this summer" (para 1-3, 5). "A majority of cases that go to the Supreme Court are processed by a petty bench of five justices, which had only one female member even when there were three female justices overall,' said Michiyoshi Kiuchi, a...more
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"As of last year, out of more than 12,000 judges in Egypt, only 66 were women" (para 10).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"December 2007, there were 3,813 women out of 9,158 male magistrates. This apparent discrepancy stems from the late access of women to the magistracy, as introduced only in 1966, with the additional result of affecting their election/appointment to higher positions. Further, up to 2007, the career advancement was based upon the solely criterion of the length of service...In terms of women’s access to the career, from 2004 onwards, it has been registered a positive trend. In 2007, there were 166 women out of 322 contest winners. Despite difficulties, women within the judiciary are able to acquire specific positions, including at the high-rank levels. At the Supreme Court level (the Italian...more
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Committee is also concerned at the low representation of women in the judiciary in Northern Ireland" (10-11).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"A share of women among the Constitutional Court of Ukraine members over the reporting period has not changed and makes up to 11.1 per cent. As of 1 March 2014 a share of women among the judges of all courts made up to 49.7 per cent, and among the judges of appellate economic courts 58.6 per cent" (6).
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women remain underrepresented as both Commonwealth and State judges. In 2017, only 24% of Federal Court Judges were women. On a State level, there were 131 male Justices and 42 female Justices across all Supreme Court and Court of Appeal jurisdictions" (6).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Figure 6 “Women’s participation in political and public life, 2017” Shows the percentages of women in different government positions (pp. 28).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The news of a cosmopolitan jurist being catapulted to the head of the republic caught many off guard" (para 4). This is since the prime minister hasn't typically appointed women (CAT - CODER COMMENT). "The French-educated judge broke the mould when she was elevated as the first woman to the helm of the country’s highest court in October 2018" (para 8).
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Maria Lourdes Sereno was the first woman chief justice in the Philippines until she was ousted last year after President Rodrigo Duterte called her an 'enemy' for voting against controversial government proposals" (para 9).
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In a rare move for Asia, Malaysia has appointed its first female top judge, leading to calls from human rights activists on Friday to reform the country's judiciary and improve the low conviction rates for crimes against women. Widely seen as a progressive judge, Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, an ethnic Muslim Malay woman, was unveiled as the country's next chief justice by the prime minister's office on Thursday.There have been a rising number of female judges in Malaysia's top courts in recent years" (para 1-3).
Dec. 20, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In the public sector, women have been appointed to positions in the judiciary and in the government. Bahraini women are well represented in the legal profession, as 55% of lawyers are women. The first female judges began hearing cases in 2006, when the first female judge, Mona al-Kawari was appointed. A second female judge, Dhouha al-Zayani, was appointed to the Constitutional Court in 2006, and a third, Fatima Hubail, was appointed in 2008 as a judge in the Lower Criminal Court. In 2010, Freedom House reported that there were 7 female members of the judiciary in Bahrain, when according to the Bahraini Supreme Council for Women, there are currently 21...more
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 547 male judges and 1283.4 female judges, which resulted in 70.1158216783217% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 398.4 male judges and 693.8 female judges, which resulted in 63.5231642556308% of professional judges were women.