judicial stereotyping

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1271

Definition

Judicial stereotyping is the practice of judges ascribing to an individual specific attributes, characteristics or roles on the sole basis of her or his membership of a particular social group. It also refers to the practice of judges perpetuating harmful stereotypes through their failure to challenge stereotyping.

See also: gender stereotyping; harmful stereotypes

Source(s)

Cusack, S. (2014). Eliminating Judicial Stereotyping − Equal Access for Justice to Women in Gender-Based Violence Cases. Final paper submitted to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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