*R (on the application of Yam) v Central Criminal Court

Criminal law – Trial. The claimant sought judicial review of the judge's order prohibiting publication of sensitive information heard in camera during his murder trial to the public, including the European Court of Human Rights. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the application, held that the order was not in breach of the claimant's fundamental human right of access to the courts and it was far from clear that the order had placed the United Kingdom in breach of its international law obligations. Further, the judge had had power to make the order under its inherent powers and pursuant to s 12 of the Administration of Justice Act 1960.

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