Anonymity protection for under age defendants expires when they are 18: High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 10th, 2014 in anonymity, children, explosives, media, news, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘This case raises the question whether an order made under s. 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 … prohibiting the identification of (among others) a defendant under the age of 18 years, can last indefinitely or whether it automatically expires when that person attains the age of 18 years. It has wide implications not only for young defendants but also for victims, witnesses, others concerned in proceedings and, of course, the media. [Sir Brian Leveson P, giving the judgment of the court , opening the case at para 1].’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th April 2014