15. In family matters, in matters regarding authorization for care or for the alienation of a body part, in matters regarding confinement in institution or in matters regarding a change of designation of sex as it appears in a minor child’s act of birth, hearings of the court of first instance are held in camera; however, the court, in the interests of justice, may order that a hearing be public. Unless authorized by the court, no person attending a hearing nor any other person may disclose information that would allow the persons concerned to be identified, under pain of contempt of court.
Judgments in such matters may only be published if the anonymity of the parties and of any child whose interests are at stake in the proceeding is protected and the passages that would allow them to be identified have been deleted or redacted. However, the information necessary to ensure the publication of rights resulting from such judgments may be published in the land register or in the register of personal and movable real rights in accordance with the rules of the Civil Code.
2014, c. 1, a. 15; 2016, c. 19, s. 1211; 2020, c. 29, s. 101; 2020, c. 17, s. 621.