Justice Lab welcomes open justice review
Justice Lab Director Dr Natalie Byrom has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a “wide-ranging” review to support and strengthen openness, transparency and the accessibility of court and tribunal services in England and Wales.
Dr Byrom gave oral evidence to the committee and Justice Lab’s written evidence called on the Government to take “urgent action” to improve open justice in the court system.
Commenting on the MoJ’s response today, Dr Byrom said:
We welcome the Government’s announcement of a wide-ranging review on open justice. For too long, our court system has been shrouded in mystery, undermining attempts to increase access, efficiency and public confidence.
Crucial to addressing this is to enhance the public and media’s access to reliable data and we look forward to presenting practical proposals to the review that can make increase transparency as part of wider changes to improve the justice system.
- Read the Justice Committee’s report on open justice
- Read Justice Lab’s written evidence to the Committee’s inquiry
- Read the Government’s response to the Committee’s report