Proportion of female judges in UK among lowest in Europe – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2016 in judiciary, news, statistics, women by tracey

‘The UK has one of the lowest proportions of female judges on its benches, according to a comparative study of judicial systems across Europe. The report by the Council of Europe, published on Thursday, shows that the systems with the lowest percentage of women among professional judges were Azerbaijan (11%), Armenia (23%), Northern Ireland (23%), Scotland (23%), England & Wales (30%) and Ireland (33%). The Europe-wide average was 51%.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2016