Slowly and unsurely, the courts are opening up – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2012 in criminal procedure, disclosure, media, news by tracey

“A radical change may be underway in the way journalists cover court cases, thanks to a court of appeal ruling earlier this month. The latest version of the Criminal Procedure Rules, which came into force last October, entitles any member of the public to apply to read or copy documents referred to in court cases. Following the appeal, in which the Guardian sought access to documents referred to in the Tesler extradition case hearing, the presumption will now be that such requests should be approved unless there is a good reason not to.”

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The Guardian, 26th April 2012