Forced marriages Supreme Court hearing streaming live today
9 June 2011
The Supreme Court has been streaming its hearings live on the internet for three weeks now, but this week sees the first case to be streamed which has significant implications for human rights.
And, as a bonus, you can watch one of our editors, Angus McCullough QC, who is representing the Secretary of State for the Home Department. Andrea Lindsay Strugo, also of 1 Crown Office Row, is junior counsel for the Secretary of State. Richard Drabble QC is for the appellants.
From 10am, you can click here to watch the second and final day of R (on the application of Bibi and another) (FC) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant). For the basic background, see Adam’s post on the court of appeal judgment, formerly known as Quila and Others – Policy to prevent forced marriages “arbitrary and disruptive”, says Court of Appeal.
We understand that at present the stream is viewable around the world, although as in the UK you will have to download Microsoft Silverlight (free).
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