On Wednesday 29 February 2012, academics, lawyers and journalists gathered to discuss open justice in the digital age at City University London.
The programme included context and history, issues for the media and an academic perspective. Speakers included: Geoffrey Robertson QC; Hugh Tomlinson QC; Heather Brooke, journalist and author; Mike Dodd, editor of PA Media Lawyer; and Professor Ian Cram, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law, University of Leeds.
Later in the spring the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism will be releasing a set of papers from the event and also work on practical recommendations to take forward. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be involved or have suggestions.
In the meantime, here are some links to reports elsewhere, tweets, photos and audio.
- UK Human Rights Blog – ‘Justice Wide Shut’
- The Guardian, ‘Court short of basic information’
- Talk About Local – the collision between uncodified open justice and copyright/data protection
- George Brock – court, news and the record: a shocking information gap
- Tweets from the event
Audio recordings & slides
- Session one, with Hugh Tomlinson QC, David Goldberg, information rights academic and activist; and Emily Allbon, City Law School librarian [slides] (chair: Professor Howard Tumber).
- Session 2, with Heather Brooke, journalist and author; Mike Dodd, editor of PA Media Lawyer; Adam Wagner, barrister; William Perrin, founder of Talk About Local [slides] (chair: Judith Townend).