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Preventing secondary victimisation through anonymity:R v Teesside Crown Court, ex parte Gazette Media Ltd.

Gillespie, Alisdair and Bettinson, Vanessa (2007) Preventing secondary victimisation through anonymity:R v Teesside Crown Court, ex parte Gazette Media Ltd. Modern Law Review, 70 (1). pp. 114-138. ISSN 1468-2230

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Abstract

This note examines the decision of the Court of Appeal in R (Gazette Media Company Ltd) v Teesside Crown Court1 where the Court was asked to rule on the legality of an order under s.39, Children and Young Persons Act 1933 purporting to ban the identity of the victim and defendants in a prosecution. The facts of the prosecution are set out below but the interesting issues that arise from this decision come not so much from the facts and decision (which was, to an extent, inevitable) but rather from the fact that the current law does not, in our opinion, adequately protect children from secondary victimisation and that the courts have erred in their current understanding of the legal position.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Modern Law Review
Subjects: K Law
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
ID Code: 58789
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2012 16:48
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:12
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58789

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