Mon 16 March 2009, The Guardian

Diversity in the judiciary: still a case to answer

By Marcel Berlins
Everyone agrees that too few judges in England and Wales are women or members of ethnic minorities. Everyone agrees that something must be done about it. But what? That is where the consensus stops. It was not a lack of ideas that troubled a high-powered day-long conference on judicial diversity last Wednesday, organised by the lord chief justice, Lord Judge. Rather the opposite. Interesting and imaginative ideas flowed and sparkled, driven by good intentions. But will they get any further?
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