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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Public and Media Access to Courtrooms: International Courts and Tribunals

Ana Koprivica Harvey

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 August 2022

Media — Transparency — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Confidentiality — Access to information

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Transparency and openness have become key policy goals in many areas of international law, including the area of international adjudication. One significant aspect of such international judicial transparency (Neumann and Simma, 2013, 437) is the ability of members of the general public and the representatives of the media to access courtrooms and follow the proceedings that take place therein. The open administration of justice is one of the central pillars of the right to a fair trial, and as such, a cardinal requirement of the rule of law (Bingham, 2010, 90)....
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