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Inside Jill Meagher's Handbag: Looking at Open Justice

Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 39(2), 2014, Forthcoming

UTS: Law Research Paper No. 2014/7

11 Pages Posted: 23 May 2014 Last revised: 30 May 2014

Katherine Biber

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 21, 2014

Abstract

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.

Keywords: open justice, court records, transparency, sensitivity

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Biber, Katherine, Inside Jill Meagher's Handbag: Looking at Open Justice (March 21, 2014). Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 39(2), 2014, Forthcoming; UTS: Law Research Paper No. 2014/7. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2440275

Katherine Biber (Contact Author)

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney
Australia

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