Gender data-driven approach in judicial reasoning

The promotion of gender equality is a common objective of international actors. They are increasingly developing instruments (report, survey, index, etc.) to document gender issues.
These instruments produce data that should inform legislators and policymakers and help them to provide more respectful and inclusive legal norms and policy standards. Judges are the other actors in the law. Classically, methods of legal interpretation founded judicial reasoning. This paper aims to present these policy instruments and investigate their potential in gender case law. First, it will outline two core concepts, which are legal reasoning and datadriven approach. Then, the use of data gender in a few case law will be presented. Finally, the risks and benefits of this approach in legal reasoning will be assessed.