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SIGN THE NATIONAL PETITION FOR LIBEL REFORM


AN INDEX ON CENSORSHIP, ENGLISH PEN AND SENSE ABOUT SCIENCE CAMPAIGN
 


Success in England & Wales... but the campaign continues

Following a four year, people powered campaign, the libel laws in England & Wales have been reformed. The Defamation Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 25th April 2013 and came into force on 1st January 2014.

However, the Libel Reform Campaign continues. Very few of the new provisions have been extended to Scotland, and none in Northern Ireland. This has left British citizens in those nations with fewer free speech protections than their neighbours in England & Wales. Worse, since most publishers operate throughout the UK, the jurisdictions with unreformed law could to chill free speech everywhere in the United Kingdom, and the Defamation Act 2013 could be undermined.

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Latest News

Bringing libel reform to Scotland 30.11.99 - The Defamation Act 2013 must be extended to Scotland. Can you join us in Edinburgh on Thursday 17th July at 5 pm?As you ... More detail
New campaign group says “Protect free speech in Northern Ireland” 27.06.14 - Some of Northern Ireland’s most prominent writers, academics, scientists, lawyers, journalists and bloggers have come ... More detail
Can you help us rally the people of Northern Ireland to demand libel reform? 29.04.14 - On Wednesday 7th May the Libel Reform Campaign will bring together writers, journalists, scientists, academics, human r... More detail
Libel concerns prevent book from publication 23.04.14 - Earlier this month, the Economist published a correspondence between author Karen Dawisha and John Haslam, Executive P... More detail
The fight for libel reform continues. 03.04.14 - As you may be aware, the new defences in the Defamation Act have been blocked from being extended to Northern Ireland. D... More detail
Senior judge reminds judges that they can strike out trivial libel claims 02.01.14 - The Libel Reform Campaign and the MPs and Peers who led the campaign in the Houses of Parliament have always called for ... More detail

About Libel Reform

The Libel Reform coalition brings together English PEN, Index on Censorship and our partner organisation Sense About Science to campaign to reform the libel laws of England and Wales.

Contact us

Please contact us at the following:
Libel Reform Campaign
Free Word Centre, 60  Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA

Email: mike@libelreform.org
Tel: (0044) 207 3242522