Comment: McDowell’s Privacy Bill is not the solution

Secrecy damages public confidence in the administration of justice.

8th July, 2006

Secrecy damages public confidence in the administration of justice. We have seen this in the repeated calls for openness from those who emerge from the family courts.

Lifting the veil to allow an element of disclosure of such cases - while preserving the anonymity of those involved - will go some way towards dispelling fears that the system is unjust and the courts unaccountable.

That was the aim of the enlightened reforms introduced by Minister...

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