28 March 2012 - 10:25am | posted by | 2 comments

Cameras to be introduced to British courts

Cameras to be introduced to British courtsCameras to be introduced to British courts

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that permission for the filming of judges verdicts, a first for the UK, will be granted in the Queen’s Speech this May.

The measure is designed to aid the concept of “open justice” and demonstrate to the wider public that miscreants are receiving their due comeuppance.

Filming will initially take place in the Court of Appeal before being introduced to Crown Courts and coverage will be limited to the judges sentencing and summing up.

Commenting on placing judges under the glare of rolling 24hr News Channels justice secretary Kenneth Clarke said: “The Government and judiciary are determined to improve transparency and public understanding of court through allowing court broadcasting.

“We believe television has a role in increasing public confidence in the justice system.”

The move follows pressure applied by the BBC, ITN and Sky News to allow open access.

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28 Mar 2012 - 16:34
epycy14195's picture

This is just smoke and mirrors, we need to see justice done not the last five minutes of injury time.

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28 Mar 2012 - 16:34
epycy14195's picture

This is just smoke and mirrors, we need to see justice done not the last five minutes of injury time.

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