NIJAC has a statutory duty to engage in a programme of action to ensure, as far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, that those appointed to judicial office in Northern Ireland are reflective of the community they serve.
Equity monitoring occurs at application, shortlisting and appointment stages. Data analysis considers progress of under-represented groups and comparisons are made against the estimated pool of eligible candidates.
Additionally NIJAC reports in the Annual Report and Accounts on the gender, community background, age on appointment, ethnic origin, disability and the personal and professional geographic location with which the appointee associates themselves with.
All Equity Monitoring Reports can be found on our Publications page, as can the Annual Report and Accounts.