Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR, 27 January 2020

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes quite a lot about transparency, open justice and closed courts, as well as crimes at home and abroad and the harnessing of technology to fight it. But first we would like to wish all our readers a very healthy, happy and prosperous Lunar New Year (Gong Hei Fat Choy!)


This Doesn’t Look Like Justice

Human Rights

Open justice and secret trials

Family law

Transparency and Open Justice Conference 2020

Data protection

Police to go ahead with facial recognition in London


Statistics show alarming drop in charges

Tougher sentencing regime

International law


Holocaust Memorial Day

Legal Professions

LSB calls for evidence of ongoing competence

Dates and Deadlines


Academy SW seminar: A story of crime and justice: how to engage effectively with the media

Beyond the knife — Care before criminalisation

The Great Legal Bake

And finally…

Tweet of the Week

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