UK: Little change for media in family courts
'It all seemed so promising when Jack Straw announced in December that the government was going to open up the family courts to greater media - and therefore public - scrutiny. It was critical that the public had trust in the system, he said, and that required an understanding of how it worked. "At the same time, we must protect the privacy of children and families involved in family court cases so they are not identified, or stigmatised, by their community or friends. These plans strike the right balance in providing a more open, transparent and accountable system, while protecting children and families during a difficult and traumatic time in their lives." Next Monday the detailed rules come into being.'
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URL Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/apr/20/law-family-court-media
Author Organisation: The Guardian (UK)