Which Country Has the Most Female Judges?

Female Judges (As % of Total) (%), 2012 or latest
Law & Crime | December 30, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 43 countries in 2012, France ranked the highest in female judges as a share of all judges with 85.2% followed by Latvia and Slovenia. On the other end of the scale was Azerbaijan with 11.2%, Japan with 17.7% and Armenia with 21.9%.

Data for more countries are available at Female Judges (As % of Total) indicator page.

Female Judges (As % of Total) Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Bosnia and Herzegovina % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 57.0% 55.9% 56.7% 56.4%
Chile % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 64.9% 65.6% 66.1% 66.3% 67.5%
Czech Republic % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 61.8% 61.3%
Denmark % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 57.5% 58.6% 57.9%
France % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 79.7% 83.8% 85.2% ... ...
Hungary % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 70.3% 70.2% 70.6% 69.2% 68.2%
Latvia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 71.8% 71.8% 71.9% 76.4% 78.3%
Lithuania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 54.1% 54.8% 55.3% 56.0% 57.3%
Mongolia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 66.5% ...
Poland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 63.1% 63.7% 69.8% 63.8% 63.9%
Portugal % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 49.0% 50.4% 51.9% 53.4% 55.7%
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 71.3%
Slovakia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 63.4% 63.1% 63.0% 62.6% 62.9%
Slovenia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 74.7% 75.6% 76.4% 77.0% 77.6%