Improving Judicial Diversity: Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar

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Why a diverse judiciary is important

” The House of Lords Constitution Committee recently said that justice, fairness and equality are central values in the law which should be reflected in the composition of the judiciary itself. The report said that judges are independent of Parliament and the executive but they should not stand apart from the society in which they adjudicate. A judiciary which is visibly more reflective of society, it said, will enhance public confidence…”