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June 17 2012

surveyork
15:03

Libel reform campaign petition statement


England's libel laws are unjust, against the public interest and internationally criticised - there is urgent need for reform

Freedom to criticise and question, in strong terms and without malice, is the cornerstone of argument and debate, whether in scholarly journals, on websites, in newspapers or elsewhere. Our current libel laws inhibit debate and stifle free expression. They discourage writers from tackling important subjects and thereby deny us the right to read about them.

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