The Defamation Act 2013: a free speech retrospective

Jones, Mariette W. ORCID logoORCID: (2019) The Defamation Act 2013: a free speech retrospective. Communications Law, 24 (3) , 2. pp. 117-131. ISSN 1746-7616 [Article]

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Five years down the line from the Defamation Act 2013 coming into force, its effect on freedom of speech may be examined. Through case law, various clauses of the Act are examined, with the conclusion that the impact of the Act could have been much more thorough had the Act effected structural changes in the law of defamation. A comparative analysis with the system followed in the United States of America illustrates alternative options available in this area of law which would be more conducive to enable freedom of expression.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 27784
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Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 08:28
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