Your View: Website keeps eye on judges' rulings

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A controversial website designed by a victims' lobby group to highlight judges' decisions has been launched.


But the Sensible Sentencing Trust says the site is not just about "naming and shaming" judges - it's also about educating the public on how their court system works.


Judging the Judges went live early yesterday morning, and will showcase court cases and decisions made by District and High Court judges across the country.


Trust spokeswoman Ruth Money said the website was part of the victim advocate's ongoing campaign for judicial accountability.


"The site has been developed to inform and educate the public, advocate for a more open and transparent justice system and provide a single-source of reference for high-profile judicial decisions," she said.


"The public have been accused of being uneducated when it comes to the legal system and judiciary, and essentially told to butt out. But actually, people are genuinely interested in what's going on and we just want the site to educate people."

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