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Judicial power: percentage of women judges in the highest court or Supreme Court
In Latin America the percentage of female ministers in the highest Court of Justice or Supreme Court is 30.4%, with data of 2021.
Among the countries with the highest participation of women in the highest court, Guatemala and Panama stand out. Both countries have surpassed parity with figures of 58.3% and 55.6%, respectively. They are followed by Venezuela (50%), Nicaragua (41.7%) and Uruguay (40%).
In the Caribbean, as of December 2021, the Bahamas positioned itself as the country with the highest participation of women in Supreme Courts, reaching 61.1%. In this way, the country also has the highest proportion of female judges in the whole region.
In the case of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, made up of the Caribbean countries of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the percentage of women ministers in the court corresponds to 63.6%.