InformatIon on the editing and review of the Equal Treatment Benchbook February 2021

Ermine Amies made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Judicial College

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Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Judicial College fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Judicial College,

Please provide the following information:-

1) The composition of the Editorial Team of the Equal Treatment Benchbook February 2021

i) number of people

ii) number of judges

iii) number of MoJ employees

iv) number of others

v) names, positions and institutions of all the above

2) Composition of the “Equal Treatment Benchbook Committee” (as mentioned https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/welfare-rig... )

i) number of people

ii) number of judges

iii) number of MoJ employees

iv) number of others

v) names, positions and institutions of all the above

3) Roles of people named on the acknowledgement page (p3)

i) Which of these people are on the Editorial Team?

ii) Which are on the Committee?

ii) Which have other roles?

4) Terms of reference, and rules of operation for the Editorial Team

5) Terms of reference, and rules of operation for the Committee (including term of appointment, criteria of selection)

6) For each of the main chapters:
Ch2: Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
Ch 3: Physical Disability
Ch 4: Mental disability
Ch 5: Capacity
Ch 6: Gender
Ch 7: Modern Slavery
Ch 8: Racism, Cultural/Ethnic Differences Antisemitism and Islamophobia
Ch 9: Religion
Ch10: Sexual orientation
Ch 11: Social exclusion and poverty
Ch 11: Trans people

i) Who were the lead authors of this round of revisions?

ii) Or alternatively, how many lead authors were there? (were they members of the Committee or Editorial Team, Judiciary, MoJ or other organisations)

iii) Who provided comments and edits from within the Committee, Editorial Team and Judicial College?

iv) Or alternatively how many people provide comments (were they members of the Committee or Editorial Team, Judiciary, MoJ or others)

v) Was the chapter open to wider comments (within the judiciary or outside)?Who provided comments?

7) Details of any process of review or input into the Equal Treatment Benchbook February 2021 by:

i) Members of the judiciary outside of the Committee

ii) Other groups

I look forward to hearing from you promptly.

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies