Archive for the 'reporting restrictions' Category

Sterilisation legal bid withdrawn – BBC News

“A legal attempt to sterilise a 21-year-old mother with ‘significant learning difficulties’ to prevent further pregnancies has been withdrawn.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Secrecy fears after court bans contact with 65 people – Daily Telegraph

“Fresh fears have been raised about secrecy in court cases after a judge banned journalists approaching 65 different people in a new gagging order.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

How a secret court was made to open up – The Independent

“The Act of Parliament that created the Court of Protection was pushed through in a hurry, amid an outcry from dozens of MPs, as the government tried to get its outstanding business completed in time for the 2005 general election.”

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The Independent, 1st March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court allows journalists into care hearing – The Guardian

“The Guardian and other news organisations have won a court ruling that could open up the care system for people with learning difficulties to public scrutiny.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd – WLR Daily

JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 42; [2011] WLR (D) 27

“Where a claimant applied for an injunction restraining publication of private information and sought reporting restrictions, in balancing the rights of the individual to confidentiality against the public interest in freedom of expression, generally the court would either direct that the claimant’s name be anonymised but disclosure of the nature of the information was permitted, or direct that the claimant could be named but the nature of the information was not to be identified.”

WLR Daily, 1st February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Ex parte MGN Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Ex parte MGN Ltd and others [2011] WLR (D) 17

“It was rarely appropriate to impose blanket reporting restrictions under section 4(2) of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 for the purpose of ameliorating the disadvantages of giving evidence and minimising the burdens faced by witnesses in criminal trials. The protection of witnesses was more appropriately provided for by the provisions of section 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and sections 22–30 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.”

WLR Daily, 26th January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Tweeting in court: why reporters must be given guidelines – The Guardian

“A district judge’s decision to allow journalists to use Twitter in the Julian Assange hearing raises interesting legal questions.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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