Transparency in court proceedings is essential for us to do our work. We have therefore consistently championed the principle of open justice and advocated for greater transparency in how the courts operate. We made a submission to the Justice Committee’s call for evidence on “Open Justice: Court Reporting in the Digital Age”, and were pleased to see many of our concerns and recommendations reflected in their November 2022 report. As that report found, the present challenge lies in translating the principle of open justice into a practical reality. We therefore welcome this call for evidence on the way forward for open justice, and urge the government to raise the level of its ambition to tackle the current barriers of access to court hearings and information.
To read the full submission, use the links below.