Ministry of Justice sounds warning over secret hearings – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2012 in civil justice, closed material, news, terrorism, trials by tracey

“Introducing secret hearings into civil courts could backfire, leading to more claimants accessing sensitive information, according to the government’s own impact assessment of its justice and security green paper. Expanding the use of so-called ‘closed material proceedings’ (CMPs) may also result in jurors finding the vetting procedure intrusive, and in ‘resentment of the judicial process and unwillingness to participate in jury service’, the Ministry of Justice’s study warns.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2012