PA Media Lawyer writes:
Children and young people who appear in Crown Court trials should have a statutory right to appeal against a judge’s decision to allow their identification, the Law Commission has recommended.
The proposal would mirror the right given to any “aggrieved person” – including the media – to appeal against a reporting restriction order made during a trial.
The right of appeal should be exercisable during a trial, concluded a report called The High Court’s Jurisdiction in Relation to Criminal Proceedings, which was published yesterday.
“Once a person’s identity has been made public, it cannot be re-hidden, and any harm done by identification cannot be undone,” the report said.
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