20 Sep 2021

Shocking lack of diversity among High Court judges

From Morning Report, 7:51 am on 20 September 2021

A RNZ investigation has uncovered a shocking lack of diversity in the race, sex and experience of the country's judges.

Figures reveal 92 percent of High Court judges are Pākehā, a clear majority are men and almost none have criminal defence experience.

Critics say that points to a big problem for the high numbers of Māori and Pasifika trying to navigate the justice system.

Here's investigative reporter Anusha Bradley.