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. 

Additional notes and information

It also refers to the practice of judges perpetuating harmful stereotypes through their failure to challenge stereotyping.


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.