Broadcasting of the Inquiry’s Open Hearings

The Panel is currently minded that, when the Detainee Inquiry is formally launched, it should permit the broadcasting of all its open hearings in line with the Inquiry’s protocol. The Panel would like as many hearings as possible to take place in the open, except where there are strong reasons why that person should give their evidence in closed session.

However, the Panel has been clear from the outset that the Inquiry should be as open and inclusive as is possible. In this vein they would like to invite comments on the broadcasting proposal, before making their final decision.

The Panel would welcome views on this issue from the media, potential witnesses, NGOs and any other groups or individuals who are interested in the Inquiry’s work.

Please submit any comments on the broadcasting proposal to within one calendar month (by 07 January 2012)