Independent News & Media Ltd and others v A – WLR Daily

Posted April 13th, 2010 in appeals, Court of Protection, law reports, media, private hearings by sally

Independent News & Media Ltd and others v A [2010] EWCA Civ 343; [2010] WLR (D) 94

“Hearings held in the Court of Protection would normally be held in private but in certain circumstances the media could be authorised to attend and report proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 12th April 2010

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Independent wins a ‘hugely important’ victory for the vulnerable – The Independent

“A controversial court which hears all of its cases in secret will open its doors to the media from today, following a successful legal challenge by The Independent which was immediately hailed as a ‘hugely important’ victory for transparency.”

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The Independent, 1st April 2010

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Secret tribunal appeal for cousin of trans-Atlantic airlines bomber – Daily Telegraph

“The Home Office is attempting to hold an employment tribunal involving the cousin of a convicted terrorist in secret it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2010

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Torture trial secrecy unfair, court told – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2010 in civil justice, news, private hearings, trials by sally

“The government is trying to create a new form of secret trial that would introduce ‘fundamental unfairness’ into the civil law, the court of appeal heard today.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2010

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Government attempts to keep torture case secret – The Guardian

“The government will attempt today to have a case about torture heard entirely behind closed doors in a move that some lawyers say would extend secrecy to a new area of hearings, overriding ancient principles of English law.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2010

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Al Rawi and others v Security Service and others – WLR Daily

Al Rawi and others v Security Service and others [2009] EWHC 2959 (QB); [2009] WLR (D) 335

It could be lawful and proper for a court to order that a closed material procedure (avoiding disclosure of material contrary to the public interest otherwise than to special advocates) be adopted in a civil claim for damages.

WLR Daily, 19th November 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Move to withhold evidence in torture collusion claim – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2009 in damages, evidence, intelligence services, news, private hearings, rendition, torture by sally

“Any evidence of MI5 and MI6 involvement in the rendition and torture of Britons now seeking damages must be heard behind closed doors, the government told the high court today (27 October).”

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The Guardian, 27th October 2009

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Brown announces Iraq war inquiry – but it will be behind closed doors – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2009 in Iraq, news, private hearings, war by sally

“Gordon Brown will attempt to win over Labour MPs this week by formally announcing an inquiry into the Iraq war. In a move designed to draw a line under the most controversial act of a Labour government, the Prime Minister will announce the investigation into the decision to go to war in 2003 and its protracted and bloody aftermath.”

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The Independent, 14th June 2009

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At last, we go behind the closed doors of family courts – The Times

Posted April 28th, 2009 in family courts, media, news, private hearings by sally

“Yesterday morning I finally walked through a door that used to be marked ‘keep out’. It was an eerie feeling. The guards and clerks at Ipswich County Court were polite, but nervous. One admitted he was a bit shocked by the arrival of two Times journalists. I felt a bit shocked, too — by the banality of the set-up, in contrast to the bitter heartaches it contains.”

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The Times, 28th April 2009

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Prosecutors seek secret royal blackmail trial – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 14th, 2008 in blackmail, news, private hearings, royal family by sally

“Two men accused of targeting a member of the Royal Family in an alleged gay sex and drugs blackmail plot may be tried behind closed doors.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2008

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More family cases go behind closed doors – The Times

Posted June 21st, 2007 in family courts, news, private hearings by sally

“Thousands of children’s care cases will be heard behind closed doors under proposals from the Lord Chancellor yesterday that extend courts’ powers to exclude the media.”

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The Times, 21st June 2007

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