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Victim Privacy and the Open Court Principle
Commissioned Reports, Studies and Public Policy Documents
  • Jamie Cameron, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Publisher
Government of Canada
Keywords
  • victim, privacy, court, principle, charter
Disciplines
Abstract
This Report takes a comprehensive look, in the administration of justice, at the tension between victim privacy and the open court principle. It discusses the common law foundations of openness in the justice system, and analyzes the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions on this issue under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In considering the status of victims in the criminal justice system the Report focuses on privacy rights, especially for complainants in sexual assault proceedings. It includes chapters which offer comparative, transnational and international perspectives and the author’s reflections on these questions, as well as an extensive bibliography. The Report was commissioned by the Policy Centre for Victims Issues, Research and Statistics Division of the Department of Justice (Canada).
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The Report was commissioned by the Policy Centre for Victims Issues, Research and Statistics Division of the Department of Justice (Canada).

Citation Information
Jamie Cameron. "Victim Privacy and the Open Court Principle" Ottawa(2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jamie_cameron/69/