Court martial (sic) transparency
You may recollect our postings and what you have read about the Pro Publica litigation over access to court filings in Mays. We have mentioned that the U.K. has laws about what can and cannot be published in the media about a case and about name-suppression of the accused.
Well, it appears the Irish have some similar as this news article reports.
Connor Gallagher, Military judge hears arguments over media's right to report on court martial. Irish Times, December 8, 2022. ("The matter relates to the case of an officer convicted of sexually assaulting a female soldier.")
The matter was raised during legal argument at a General Court Martial hearing held in McKee Barracks on Thursday. At issue was the right of the media to have a right of audience before a court martial and to challenge the imposition of reporting restrictions on proceedings.
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