Ruling One – 21 December 2018
This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Inquiry’s proceedings but does not constitute the official record. The full Ruling is available at the link below.
This Ruling sets out the procedures that the Inquiry will follow in the conduct of the Inquiry henceforth. It comes after the submissions made and the public hearings conducted by the Inquiry upon its Minute No 4 in September 2018. That minute stated the Inquiry’s provisional view on the procedure to be adopted This Ruling provides reasons for the approach now taken on procedure, the process for reviewing classified material, the confidentiality of witnesses and it contains orders as to the provision of information to the Inquiry by Crown parties. The Ruling makes a commitment to a series of future public hearings in order to be as open as is practicable in the circumstances. Due to its length and complexity the Inquiry has provided a Media Release [PDF, 30 KB]to summarise its approach.