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In the case of equality of men say no

judges should no longer be provided by political parties, but jobs wanted, calls for Regula Kägi-Diener, President of Honour of the Association of women lawyers

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In the case of equality of men say no

judges should no longer be provided by political parties, but jobs wanted, calls for Regula Kägi-Diener, President of Honour of the Association of women lawyers Switzerland. She is convinced that For women, it would be easier to be to the Federal court chosen, if you didn't have to go all the way on the parties. As she says, this is discussed among lawyers today. A survey of the "Sunday papers" feeds this debate: After that, the women are represented at the Federal court with 37 per cent clear.

The women would want a Federal judge to be, says Kägi-Diener: "are you in the parties, but less networked than men and are perceived as less." Before a choice the men would have to be pointed out that good women would.

the lawyers of Switzerland, the Federal administrative court was re-established. They went to Parliament and had demanded that, increasingly, the gender is taken into account. Although the proportion of women at the Federal administrative court today, with around 40 per cent higher than at the Federal court – but not as high as it had been the lawyers hoped for. "It is also a question of power," says Regula Kägi-Diener. Men occupied more positions of power and influenced the Decisions substantially.

As in Switzerland, the courts, according to the voters of the parties strength be occupied, it is the responsibility of those porting candidates. You will receive the Chosen in return for a mandate tax.

The under-representation of women in the Federal court, with the result that 48 per cent of the judgments not a single woman participated, such as the evaluation of the "Sunday newspaper". This has all the 79'000 English - and French-language Decisions are analyzed from the years 2007 to 2018. Conversely, only a few judgments without the participation of a man have been taken, namely 12 percent. Insurance majority were decided on questions of women, civil rights issues of men.

In the result, it was repeated, and the only cases decided involving sexual offences, divorces, custody rights, or equality. For example, a panel of five judges dealt with the question of whether the Canton of Zug is committed to, a specialist centre for equality to create. The five men said no. This had after having analyzed according to the "Sunday newspaper" the gender quota in the Parliament, as well as wages and education levels in the Canton and a "major inequalities", found.

It is the question of whether the Federal court would have come with a more balanced gender representation to other Judgments. Studies have come to different results. Regula Kägi-Diener, who has worked as a law clerk for the Federal court, appears to be the conclusion of a British study to be plausible: After that it makes a difference, whether a judge or a judge decides, but only a little. The larger is the influence of their socialization. Kägi-Diener finds it, however, pushing that to the court, with the Supreme decision-making power, the inequality between the sexes is greatest.

At the universities, in the majority

lawyers, it is not with lack of the Land: On the law faculties of the universities of Zurich, Bern and Basel, or Geneva, more women study than men. To this proportional representation but the Federal court reached, it takes a long time. The office of Federal judge is often at the end of a career. Some women decided to perhaps also out of consideration for the family; the office is usually a 100-percent workload, the place of work is Lausanne or Lucerne.

At the Federal level, women in all three branches of Government are under-represented In the Federal Council their share up to now was 29 percent, in the national Council with 33 per cent, and in the Council of States at 15 percent. And it is this Federal Assembly, which elects the members of the Federal Supreme court.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 23.12.2018, 22:12 PM

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