Judicial College guidance on reporting restrictions under revision
The Judicial College has recently issued a Supplementary Note to Reporting Restrictions in the Criminal Courts April 2015: Children and Young People, 30 July 2015.
Supreme Court considers use of images of children
This was an appeal from the Divisional Court of Northern Ireland. The child, known as JR38, argued that publication of photographs of him constituted a breach of his article 8 rights. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal. The court considered whether his article 8 right to a private life was engaged.
Changes to anonymity for children in criminal cases
Reporting restrictions for under 18 year olds involved in criminal proceedings (other than in the youth court) will now be governed by section 45 Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.
Anonymity in Court Proceedings – section 39 orders post-18
The judgment of the Court of Appeal rejecting the appeal of JC and RT states that any section 39 order (reporting restrictions for children involved in criminal proceedings) will “expire” on the recipient’s 18th birthday.