Defamation Act

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Defamation Act is a stock short title used for legislation in Australia, New Zealand, in the Republic of Ireland and in the United Kingdom relating to defamation. It supersedes the short title Libel Act.

The Bill for an Act with this short title will have been known as a Defamation Bill during its passage through Parliament.

Defamation Acts may be a generic name either for legislation bearing that short title or for all legislation which relates to defamation.



Defamation Act 2005

New Zealand[edit]

The Defamation Act 1954

Hong Kong[edit]

The Defamation Ordinance 1887

Republic of Ireland[edit]

The Defamation Act 1961 (No.40)
The Defamation Act 2009

United Kingdom[edit]

The Defamation Act 1952 (15 & 16 Geo 6 & 1 Eliz 2 c 66)
The Defamation Act 1996 (c 31)
The Defamation Act 2013

Northern Ireland[edit]

The Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955 (c 11) (N.I.)

See also[edit]

List of short titles