‘How ‘Public’ are Public Inquiries?’ Helen Stone and Eleanor Cornish write for New Law Journal
14 May 2021
Helen Stone and Eleanor Cornish have written an article for the New Law Journal examining the accountability and accessibility of public inquiries in the Covid-19 era.
Their article – entitled ‘How ‘Public’ are Public Inquiries?’ – examines the various ways in the public’s engagement with inquiries have changed in recent years, and asks who, if anyone, has benefitted.
Helen and Eleanor focuses on technological advances introduced as a result of the Covid-19. While they concede that these have significant benefits, they conclude that “in the future there will need to be careful thought given to a move away from inquiries having both a physical hearing venue and audio-visual live streaming.”
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