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The end of name suppression

12/12/2018

Grace Millane murder – does this mean the end of name oppression

Otago Law Professor Mark Henaghan explains the intricacies of the rules.

The man accused of murdering backpacker Grace Millane has interim name suppression.

His name will be kept secret for 20 days while his lawyers works on an appeal. Victims groups have slammed the move, saying name suppression laws are archaic.

Meanwhile some overseas media, and people on the internet have named the man. Which begs the question – can name suppression really be enforced in the digital age?

Otago Law Professor Mark Henaghan explains the intricacies of the rules.

Yet international media have the details of the man

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