Deputy PM lays out plan to overhaul 'laughing stock' libel laws
The coalition Government looks set to overhaul the UK's libel laws after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today (7 January) set out plans to bring in new defamation laws and end 'libel tourism'. In a speech on freedom of information and civil liberties given at the Institute for Government earlier today, Clegg said the Government intends to publish a draft defamation bill in the spring to enhance freedom of speech and end the practice of so-called libel tourism. Libel tourism involves foreign claimants exploiting the UK's rigorous laws by bringing cases against overseas publications to the UK courts.
The coalition Government looks set to overhaul the UK’s libel laws after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today (7 January) set out plans to bring in new defamation laws and end ‘libel tourism’.
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