Victory for libel reform campaign with Defamation Act 2013

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As of 1 January 2014, England and Wales will have a new libel law, with the Defamation Act 2013 coming into effect.

Minister for Justice Lord McNally announced the news in his speech at the House of Lords on 19 November.

A great many thanks to everyone involved in the Libel Reform Campaign, our partners, supporters, donors and friends, whose work and tenacity over these past four years has kept the pressure on the politicians.

But the struggle continues, with work to be done in Northern Ireland to make sure that Belfast does not become the world’s libel capital.

You can also keep up-to-date with news about the Libel Reform Campaign here.



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