Contempt Of Court : Cases – 1st Edition, 2013
Publisher: Jide Olakanmi & Co, Nigeria.
Format: Paper Back.
Year of Publication: 2013
Bib. Infoviii. 210p. ; 21cm.
Product Weight: 242 gms.
As an area of law, contempt of court is endlessly fascinating and has been aptly described as the Proteus of the legal world, assuming an almost infinite diversity of forms. Its central concern is to protect the administration of justice in criminal and civil cases, addressing, for example, the perennial conflict between the requirements of a fair and unprejudiced trial and those of freedom of expression Contempt Of Court – Cases.
It is also concerned to protect witnesses from being victimized and courts being subjected to destructive criticism in the press, or disruptive conduct during their proceedings. Similarly, it provides the ultimate sanction to secure the enforcement of court orders, including orders which call on journalists to reveal their confidential sources of information.
A further major clash of interests is between the demands of open justice and the numerous restrictions on reporting which now exist, for example to confer anonymity on children and on complainants in sexual cases, the hearing of cases in camera or in private, and orders postponing the reporting of trials. Hence a very vital resource for all lawyers.