Proportion of female judges in UK among lowest in Europe

The Guardian newspaper has reported that 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, recently published, 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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So far as Bermuda is concerned, the statistics appear to be slightly better than the UK, given that the Bermuda judiciary includes Mrs. Justice Charles Etta-Simmons; Mrs. Justice Nicole Stoneham; and Justice of Appeal Desiree Bernard.




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