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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Half-Open Justice

Instead of giving free legal help to criminals - there should be a huge compensation pot for all those violated by courtroom decisions, from evidence given by perjurers, unethical professional witnesses, even lawyers and 'error made in poor judgment'. This is not just in the family court but across the board. What the family court especially need to consider is 'human life' and a child's future might be detrimentally affected by decisions made. Anyone who has adverse experiences with the legal system is left with a very bitter taste in their mouth and probably a huge dent in their finances, if homeless to pay the legal bill. When there is no willingness to clean up the system and address public interest for fair hearings, then we have to question why do we have law courts? I have heard so many times from lawyers there is no room for a conscience in the profession. One reporter told me human rights are violated every day in the courts. Mr. Straw has started to address some issues, but in my opinion from having seen first hand violations take place, there is a long way to go in cleaning up the system to be fair so that it regains the trust of the people. Justice is not accessible for everyone and to present that is very misleading! (Published Comment in The Times)

Author Pauline Maria
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Article tile: Half-Open Justice
Reforms for greater transparency in family courts are in jeopardy
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/leading_article/article7036935.ece

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