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Latest items for GP-DATA-6

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.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Germany
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On average from 2014-2018, there were 11613.83 male judges and 9179.17 female judges, which resulted in 44.1454816524792% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: France
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On average from 2014-2018, there were 1845 male judges and 3849.5 female judges, which resulted in 67.6003160944771% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 1204 male judges and 1266.5 female judges, which resulted in 51.2649261283141% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 435.8 male judges and 399.2 female judges, which resulted in 47.8083832335329% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 2536 male judges and 2840.2 female judges, which resulted in 52.82913582084% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 734 male judges and 517 female judges, which resulted in 41.3269384492406% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 24.2 male judges and 19 female judges, which resulted in 43.9814814814815% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 205.333333333333 male judges and 166.333333333333 female judges, which resulted in 44.7533632286996% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 811.6 male judges and 1923.4 female judges, which resulted in 70.3254113345521% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 464.4 male judges and 570.2 female judges, which resulted in 55.1130871834526% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 742.25 male judges and 1492.25 female judges, which resulted in 66.7822779145223% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 461 male judges and 278 female judges, which resulted in 37.6184032476319% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 251 male judges and 106.4 female judges, which resulted in 29.770565193061% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 3979.8 male judges and 3060.6 female judges, which resulted in 43.4719618203511% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 716.8 male judges and 1053.6 female judges, which resulted in 59.5119746949842% of professional judges were women.
Nov. 7, 2020, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: GP-DATA-6

On average from 2014-2018, there were 3587.6 male judges and 6165 female judges, which resulted in 63.2139121875192% of professional judges were women.