Secret trials – a little transparency, a lot to worry about – Lawrence McNamara

12 06 2014

rcj-restricted-accessThe Court of Appeal has published its decision in Guardian News Media v AB and CD. It is not a judgment, the Court says. Judgments – plural – will be given “in due course.” Still, the 24 paragraph decision contains the order and explanation of the order, and gives an indication of some of the reasons that will follow. Read the rest of this entry »

Secret Trials: Secrecy at the Expense of Justice – Lawrence McNamara

7 06 2014

_75304352_000082480-1We have learned from media reports in the last two days that prosecutors have asked the courts to hold an entire terrorism trial in secret.  Read the rest of this entry »