“Lord Phillips will discuss a practice recently introduced into English procedure in relation to “closed material”. This is a controversial practice under which one party, usually the State, puts before the Court evidence of a sensitive nature that is concealed from both the public, and the other party. Initially Parliament introduced this practice in a number of areas of public law where sensitive evidence is likely to be important. For example, closed material can be placed before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), which handles appeals in immigration or deportation cases where evidence is involved whose disclosure would often involve a threat to national security.”
Date: Monday 30th September 2013, 6.30-8.30 pm
Location: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre
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“The Mid Staffs NHS foundation trust, castigated for providing appalling care for years to patients, is to be prosecuted over a diabetic patient who died after falling into a diabetic coma – an unprecedented change in criminal accountability in the health service.”
The Guardian, 29th August 2013