THE TIMES: Judiciary is ‘as racist as the police force’

Press/Media: Research

Period20 Oct 2022

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  • TitleJudiciary is ‘as racist as the police force’
    Media name/outletThe Times
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionRacial bias is rife among judges, according to research published this week, amid concern over the failure to increase the diversity of the judiciary.

    In a survey of almost 400 lawyers and judges, 95 per cent said that racial bias played some role in outcomes in court and 29 per cent said it played a “fundamental role”. A majority of respondents said that they had witnessed one or more judges acting in a racially biased way and many regarded judicial racial bias as commonplace.
    PersonsEithne Quinn


  • racism
  • judicial system