Bermuda: Pink sand/blue seas; friendly faces/sun-kissed knees. But not immune from issues - one being the refusal of its Court of Appeal to release recordings of its hearings.
Imagine being told that recordings are being made and relying on the ability to obtain copies - but later being told 'no'. Not only do I believe that my civil case was wrongly decided, but that I - and others - have been hindered in taking the next step in the appeals process.
A previously released recording captured Justice Zacca referring to a litigant as a "crazy lady" and a "stupid woman". Is THAT the real reason for this ban Justice Zacca?
Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory. In UK courts it is standard for recordings to be provided. How can Bermuda fall so far short?
The judicial oath requires judges to "do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of Bermuda without fear or favour, affection or ill will". Is the Court 'doing right' here? I, and others, say that it isn't.
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