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A new style public interest defence in libel law ensures that rights and interests of claimants, defendants and the wider public are properly protected

Scott, Andrew and Mullis, Alastair (2012) A new style public interest defence in libel law ensures that rights and interests of claimants, defendants and the wider public are properly protected. British Politics and Policy at LSE (27 Nov 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Andrew Scott and Alastair Mullis discuss the Defamation Bill making its way through Parliament. They argue that the newly proposed amendment allows the bill to both protect the right to reputation while also promoting the right to free speech. This proposal introduces a ‘discursive remedy’ that would reduce the need to bring costly claims, and a novel focus on the honesty and reasonableness of the publisher’s belief that publication would be in the public interest.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Departments > Law
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2013 09:51
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/48502/

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