Live-streaming family cases doesn't go far enough

16 Mar 2020

Family proceedings in the Court of Appeal will be live-streamed online from this summer with the aim of boosting transparency in the justice system, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced.

The MOJ said live-streaming family appeal court cases, which are usually divorce and care proceedings, will increase public understanding and confidence in family justice.

However, this has prompted concerns that viewers will not get a fair picture of the way the family courts work in practice, despite what government said was a "successful pilot”.

Live-streaming, under a joint initiative by the judiciary and government, will take place via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the website.

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