Equality and Diversity

NIJAC’s goal is to secure and provide the community with, so far as is reasonably practicable to do so, a judiciary which is reflective of the community in Northern Ireland.  NIJAC makes significant efforts to ensure all processes are fair and that all applicants receive equal treatment. 

NIJAC has responsibility under the Justice (NI) Act 2002 (as amended) to:

 

 

  • appoint or make recommendations of persons to be appointed, or recommended for appointment, to judicial offices up to and including High Court judge;

  • recommend applicants solely on the basis of merit;

  • engage in a Programme of Action to secure, so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, that appointments to listed judicial offices are reflective of the community in Northern Ireland;

  • engage in a Programme of Action to secure, so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, that a range of persons reflective of the community in NI is available for consideration by NIJAC.