R.R. v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador, et al.

(Newfoundland & Labrador) (Criminal) (By Leave)

(Publication ban in case)


Criminal law - Procedure, Publication bans - Criminal law — Procedure — Publication ban — Interpretation and application of law governing discretionary publication ban — Whether publication ban should be available in the circumstances of accused — Whether court justified in departing from general practice regarding anonymizing accused person’s names in matters involving sexual offences — Whether there is conflict between provinces?.


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R.R., who is charged with several counts of sexual assault, applied for a common law publication ban to prevent the publication of his name or any information which might lead to his identity. The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, General Division dismissed the application.