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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, June 2, 2014

Biber on Open Justice

Katherine Biber (University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law) has posted Inside Jill Meagher's Handbag: Looking at Open Justice (Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 39(2), 2014, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Open justice is the belief that accountability and legitimacy within the legal process can be achieved through making accessible information about court procedures, court records, laws and judicial decisions. This paper examines several recent high-profile instances where criminal evidence was released to the public, using open justice mechanisms, and argues for a more robust assessment of the sensitivities of this material before it is disclosed.

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