Inside Jill Meagher's Handbag: Looking at Open Justice
University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law
March 21, 2014
Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 39(2), 2014, Forthcoming
UTS: Law Research Paper No. 2014/7
Open justice is the belief that accountability and legitimacy within the legal process can be achieved through making accessible information about court procedures, court records, laws and judicial decisions. This paper examines several recent high-profile instances where criminal evidence was released to the public, using open justice mechanisms, and argues for a more robust assessment of the sensitivities of this material before it is disclosed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: open justice, court records, transparency, sensitivity
Date posted: May 23, 2014 ; Last revised: May 30, 2014
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