The Guardian reports MP John Hemming is launching an inquiry into “excessive and possibly unlawful court secrecy” in relation to the use of ‘hyperinjunctions’.
His inquiry follows a case in the High Court last week and the use of orders which could allegedly mean journalists could face prison for asking questions about the case.
“This goes a step further than preventing people speaking out against injustice,” said Hemming, the Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley and a longtime campaigner against secrecy.
“It has the effect of preventing journalists from speaking to people subject to this injunction without a risk of the journalist going to jail. That is a recipe for hiding miscarriages of justice.”
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