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Defamation Bill

Defamation Bill

The Defamation Bill amends the law of defamation. The Bill is primarily concerned with the English civil law of libel and slander (defamation) – the torts which protect a person’s reputation. The common law offences of criminal libel, seditious libel, blasphemous libel, and obscene libel – relics from the Court of Star Chamber – were […]