*Guardian News and Media Ltd v AB CD

Criminal law – Trial. The defendants were due to be tried for terrorism related offences. The court ordered that the entirety of the criminal trial be held in private and that the defendants would remain anonymous. Further restrictions were placed on reporting the hearing and judgment that had resulted in that order having been made. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, ordered that, although the core of the trial should be in private, part would be held in open court. Further, the anonymity orders would be lifted and, finally, the order that had prohibited reporting of the earlier proceedings had not been justified.

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