TV Cameras in the UK Court of Appeal

After a 20 year campaign by TV lobbyists, on 31 October the UK Court of Appeal welcomed cameras into their courtrooms.

Live transmissions will operate with a 70-second delay so that the judges can halt broadcasts if there is evidence that needs to be excluded for legal reasons or to screen out offensive language.

Proponents believe it will assist the public in understanding the way courts work and to see the way justice is delivered. Not all jurists are in favour: read the views of Helena Kennedy Q.C. here.

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