Secret justice: Are plans for secrecy in some civil courts necessary to protect national security?
This is the question posed by BBC Radio 4's 'File on 4' in their report on the government's Justice and Security Bill.
Including comments by several of those who have already been affected by secret proceedings on grounds of national security, the report shows the damaging consequences of excluding the accused and their lawyers from hearing key evidence.
Also contributing is Reprieve's Legal Director Cori Crider, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke, and two of the 69 appointed special advocates - one of whom asks: What if the security services have got it wrong and actually my client has either a perfectly good alibi or a perfectly good explanation for what they were doing on that day? Because I can't ask, the court will not hear that explanation.
With thanks to BBC Radio 4.