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ICCPR concluding observations 2015, paragraph 12

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

Increase efforts towards equal representation for women in the civil service and the judiciary. Implement the recommendations of the Advisory Panel on Judicial Diversity for England and Wales. Ensure all strategies and policies on gender equality (including the Gender Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland) remove barriers for women accessing high positions in the civil service and judiciary.


Original UN recommendation

The State party should increase its efforts to achieve equitable representation of women in the civil service and in the judiciary within specific time frames, including through the consideration of temporary special measures, to give effect to the provisions of the Covenant. It should, inter alia, consider the speedy implementation of all recommendations made by the Advisory Panel on Judicial Diversity, in respect of England and Wales, and ensure that all existing and future gender equality strategies and policies, including the Gender Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland, identify and address effectively the barriers hindering women’s access to high positions in the civil service and in the judiciary.

Date of UN examination

16/08/2015

UN article number

2 (implementation at the national level), 3 (equal rights of men and women), 26 (equality and non-discrimination)

Last updated on 08/10/2019