UK has lowest proportion of female judges in the EU
The UK has the lowest proportion of female judges in the EU, according to research by the Council of Europe.
The report says 30% of judges in England and Wales are female. The figure falls to 23% in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Across Europe, only Azerbaijan (11%) and Armenia (23%) have lower proportions.
On Tuesday, Justice Secretary Liz Truss criticised the lack of diversity in courts and the legal profession.
The figures - which date from 2014 - were published in a Council of Europe report on judicial systems. The Council is separate from the European Union.
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