Clegg opposes secret trials plans

Government plans to hold more inquests and court cases behind closed doors could suffer a setback after the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told Cabinet colleagues he could not support the proposals in their current form.

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Simon Hughes: 'Justice must remain open'

Commenting on Government proposals to hold some court cases in secret, Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes says it is important that justice remains open.

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  • The facts on closed-door trials

    The Government has set out plans to hold more trials and inquests behind closed doors in order to protect sensitive information. Why?