IT: Courting publicity
The UK authorities have postponed their decision on whether to introduce cameras into courtrooms until later this year. Sophie Morrison reports
The Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA) has postponed its decision on whether to introduce cameras in the courts until later this year. A public consultation carried out earlier this year elicited 259 responses and saw contributions from the Law Society and Bar Council as well as other professional bodies and interested parties. In a statement last month, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, said the responses had “confirmed my very strong view that victims, witnesses, and jurors should not be filmed”.
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