Sarah Everard: social media and the very real danger of contempt of court

 

Media coverage of criminal investigations often spark widespread discussion but did you know that any social media post which creates a substantial threat to the impartiality of a subsequent trial may amount to a contempt of court?

Senior Lecturer in Law, Dr John McGarry has written an insightful piece for The Conversation on why we all have to be mindful of engaging in speculation when it comes to ongoing cases.

TW: Violence against women

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