Thursday, March 24

Can the Media use Parliamentary Privilege to Circumvent Reporting Restrictions in Privacy Injunctions?
The recent claim in Parliament by Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming that Sir Fred Goodwin has obtained an injunction to prevent him being identified as a banker has re-ignited interest in the suggestion that the media can in some way sidestep the secrecy of an injunction through the indirect use of Parliamentary privilege. The incident is reminiscent of Paul Farelly’s revelation to Parliament that Trafigura had obtained a so-called “super-injunction” against the Guardian in October 2009.
Read the full article: UK Human Rights Blog, 24th March 2011

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