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Court Appointment Processes and Judicial Diversity

(2013) 24 Public Law Review 233

6 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2013  

Alysia Blackham

University of Cambridge; University of Western Australia

Date Written: December 2013


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.

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

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Blackham, Alysia, Court Appointment Processes and Judicial Diversity (December 2013). (2013) 24 Public Law Review 233. Available at SSRN:

Alysia Blackham (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge ( email )

Trinity Ln
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
United Kingdom

University of Western Australia ( email )

35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, WA Western Australia 6009

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