Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 39(2), 2014, Forthcoming
11 Pages Posted: 23 May 2014 Last revised: 30 May 2014
Date Written: March 21, 2014
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
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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