SB 12-50 Role of the Media in Criminal Trials

This briefing has been prepared in advance of a forthcoming debate in the Scottish Parliament on the role of the media in criminal trials. The debate has been secured by the Parliament’s Justice Committee and is due to take place in October 2012. The briefing examines a number of relevant issues including contempt of court, the use of live text-based communications from courts and the televising of court proceedings.

Read SPICe briefing:

Published: 02 August 2012