- Russell Blackford
- Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).
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.