Judiciary and Gender Topics. German Experience and International Perspectives


In Germany the first female judge was admitted in 1926 but it took decades for women judges to gain a substantial share of positions in the judiciary. In the 1970s, still only about 6% of judges were women. Their numbers only started to increase in the late 1980s, proportionally to the risen participation of women in law studies. For the past ten years more women than men have studied law (55% in 2014), the number of women judges has risen to 46% (out of 20,500), women public prosecutors even..

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