Hearings

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General Information

Those attending the Inquiry should note that the Royal Courts of Justice (RCJ) conduct security checks and maintain the following restrictions:

  • Camera and recording equipment are strictly prohibited and should not be brought into the RCJ.
  • Mobile phones and Blackberry devices must be switched off or switched to ‘silent’.
  • Telephone calls are not permitted in either hearing room when the Inquiry is in session. Telephone calls may be made in the hearing rooms during breaks in proceedings but must conclude before the hearing resumes. To make calls during the hearing attendees must leave the hearing room.
  • Live text-based media is allowed in the Inquiry hearing rooms and public areas of the RCJ. However, they must not cause a disturbance or distraction to proceedings and are subject to the Chairman’s right to remove that privilege if he believes it is harming the administration of justice.
  • Laptops may be used in the Inquiry hearing rooms and public areas if they do not disturb others but they may not be used to make live recordings of proceedings. Laptops must be battery-powered as power sockets are not available.
  • Personal entertainment devices such as MP3 players and iPods may not be used in either hearing room when the Inquiry hearing is in session.
  • The Inquiry Secretariat reserves the right to eject (and if necessary to review the accreditation of) individuals who fail to comply with these conditions.
  • Parking is not available within the RCJ and parking outside the court is extremely limited.

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Future Hearings

  • To be advised

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Reproduction of Evidence

Sir Robert Owen has no objection to the material posted on the Inquiry’s website being reproduced.

If an issue arises in relation to copyright in any such material, it should be a matter for consideration by the legal adviser to the media (or otherwise) organisation wishing to use the material. When used, material should be credited to the Inquiry’s website so it is clear that it has been shown in open court as part of the Inquiry’s proceedings.

The credit is to read: “Litvinenko Inquiry – www.litvinenkoinquiry.org”

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Transcripts of previous hearings:

Date
Hearing Type
Location
Evidence
31/07/2014Suspension of Inquest and Opening of Public Inquiry [PDF]Court 76, RCJNone

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