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Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national official sources.

Definition: Judges are justice officers who hear and judge cases in courts of justice, instruct the jury on points of law, or pronounce judgement. Judges are defined according to ISCO-08,code 2612. Examples of the occupations classified are chief justice, judge, and magistrate.

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Country: Canada

Data based on National Occupational Classification 2006.

Country: Canada

Data exclude the 3 northern territories.

Country: Cyprus

Government controlled area only.

Country: Czechia

Reference period (1980): data refer to 1981.

Country: Czechia

Reference period (1990): data refer to 1991.

Country: Estonia

Reference period (1980 - 2011): Data refer to 31 December of preceding year. 2015: Data as of August 30, 2016.

Country: France

All judges at juridical courts.

Country: France

Geographic coverage: French Republic, including the overseas departments DOM (except Mayotte). Overseas collectivities (COM) are excluded.

Country: Georgia

Territorial change (1995 onward): Data do not cover Abkhazia AR and Tskhinvali Region.

Country: Germany

1990/1995 break in series: 1980, 1990: former territory of Federal Republic of Germany.

Country: Greece

Change in definition (2005 - 2009): Data include authorized associate judges and magistrates. Professional Judges or Magistrates means both full-time and part-time officials. Data for 2010 onwards: Magistrates are not included as figures are not available by sex.

Country: Iceland

Change in definition (1995 onward): Data refers to judges in District courts and the Supreme Court.

Country: Latvia

Change in definition (1995 - 2012): Data include the total number of judges of the Supreme Court, Regional Courts, and District (city) Courts.

Country: Latvia

Reference period (2003): data refer to 1st April 2004.

Country: Lithuania

Reference period (1990 - 2012): Reference period: selected day of the year ? at the end of the year (December 31).

Country: Norway

ISCO-code 2611-2619 combined.

Country: Republic of Moldova

Additional information (1995 onward): Data exclude the territory of the Transnistria and municipality of Bender

Country: Russian Federation

Reference period (2000 - 2013): Data refer to the situation as of 1st of January of the following year.

Country: Switzerland

Data are rounded by multiple of 1000.

Country: Switzerland

Break in methodlogy (2010): From 2010 data refer to ISCO-08 classification, before 2010 data refer to ISCO-88 classification.

Country: Turkey

Change in definition: Up to 2008 data cover total judges. Since 2009, data cover only judges at judicial and administrative courts.

Country: United Kingdom

Territorial change (2000 - onwards): Data refer to England and Wales.

Country: United Kingdom

Change in definition (2001 - onwards): Includes Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, Heads of Division, Lord Justices of Appeal, High Court Judges, Circuit Judges (including judges of the Court of Technology & Construction), District Judges (including Family Division), Deputy District Judges (including Family Division), District Judges (Magistrates Courts), Deputy District Judges (Magistrates Courts).