Court Appointment Processes and Judicial Diversity

Alysia Blackham

University of Cambridge; University of Western Australia

December 2013

(2013) 24 Public Law Review 233

Judicial appointment processes have significant potential to promote or hinder diversity. This comment considers recent changes in the United Kingdom to the judicial appointments process designed to increase diversity. It explores the potential implications of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (UK) for diversity in the UK Supreme Court, and the lessons from these reforms for Australian policy-makers.

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Keywords: Judicial appointments, Diversity, Equal Opportunities, Courts, Australia, United Kingdom

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Date posted: December 28, 2013  

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Blackham, Alysia, Court Appointment Processes and Judicial Diversity (December 2013). (2013) 24 Public Law Review 233. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2372048

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Alysia Blackham (Contact Author)
University of Cambridge ( email )
King's Parade
Cambridge, CB3 0DS
United Kingdom
University of Western Australia ( email )
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, WA Western Australia 6009
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