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We should be cautious about televising trials as they would do little to bolster public faith in the judicial system and provide for open justice: alternative solutions should be sought

By Emmanuel Melissaris


The recent spate and profile of super-injunctions has once again opened up the debate over whether to televise courtroom proceedings. Arguments have been made that such a development would serve to bolster public confidence in the judicial system and would represent a clear manifestation of the principle of open justice. However, Emmanuel Melissaris urges caution and suggests that such benefits are not at all clear and the execution of justice could be complicated by such a change

Topics: HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, KD England and Wales
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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