This week, the UK Supreme Court launched a YouTube channel that highlights short summaries of judgments.
According to a press release published by the Court:
"Video of the five-minute summary given by the lead Justice in each appeal as they deliver their judgment will now be posted on the popular video-sharing website YouTube shortly after delivery in court. The move follows the success of the Court’s live web streaming of proceedings provided in partnership with Sky News (…)"
"The Justices’ summaries aim to explain briefly the background to the appeal in hand, the decision the court has reached, and the reasons for that decision. They will now be available online for law students, professionals and anyone interested in the outcome of an appeal to watch at their convenience."
More from the British press:
- The supreme court's YouTube channel is a welcome step for open justice (The Guardian, January 21, 2013)
- Video footage from the UK's most powerful court to be posted on YouTube shortly after rulings (Daily Mail, January 21, 2013)
- YouTube Channel for Court Judgments (Daily Express, January 21, 2013)
- Thumbs up if you like it: court rulings go on YouTube (The Times, January 21, 2013)