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THE OPEN COURT PRINCIPLE

“All court cases are about the exercise of state power. As the Supreme Court of Canada recently said, the transparency that flows from public access to the courts “ensures that justice is rendered in a manner that is not arbitrary, but is in accordance with the rule of law.” When the state prosecutes someone for an offence it is essential to democratic accountability that this fact be public. The exercise of state power must be subject to public scrutiny. That’s our best protection against its misuse.”
The exercise of state power must be subject to public scrutiny and thanks to technology, it’s now easier to do

Source: We should nurture the principle of open courts – The Globe and Mail

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