Monday, March 05, 2012
Libel reform in the UK
The British government has committed to reforming defamation law in its law in its notoriously plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction - but there is little sign of the deep reforms that need to be made to protect freedom of speech that might reach a British audience. More needs to be done to ensure that the balance favours fearless speech on matters of public interest. If you go here, to a post about these developments on the Libel Reform Campaign's website, you can follow links to the government's response to the relevant committee report, and to the Campaign's own formal response.