Anyone interested in the workings of the UK’s highest court will now be able to watch hearings of cases over the past year at their convenience – providing a unique educational tool.
“Now justice can be seen to be done at a time which suits you,” said Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court. “The archive will help people see the background to decisions made in our highest appeal court. It will also be useful to the legal profession and serve as an informative tool for those considering a career in the law.”
Footage of the proceedings in court will be freely available via each case’s page on the Supreme Court website, and will be uploaded the next working day. Once judgment is delivered, footage of the Justices’ summary in court will also be published alongside the full judgment text and press summary.
The service will include footage of proceedings of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (or JCPC, which hears appeals from a number of Commonwealth countries, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies).
Footage will remain available for approximately one year after the court hearing.