Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

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The Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955[1]
Long title An Act to amend the law relating to libel and slander and other malicious falsehoods.
Chapter 1955 c. 11 (N.I.)
Dates
Royal Assent 21 June 1955
Status:
Revised text of statute as amended

The Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955 (c. 11) (N.I.) is an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.

This Act makes similar provision to the Defamation Act 1952 for Northern Ireland.

As to the power of the Parliament of Northern Ireland to make laws for purposes similar to the purposes of the Defamation Act 1952, see section 15 of that Act.

Section 1[edit]

This section was repealed by the Broadcasting Act 1990.

Section 3 - Slander of title, etc[edit]

See Malicious falsehood.

Section 4 - Unintentional defamation[edit]

This section was repealed by the Defamation Act 1996.

Section 7 - Qualified privilege of newspapers[edit]

This section was repealed by the Defamation Act 1996.

Section 8 - Extent of Law of Libel Amendment Act 1888 s.3[edit]

This section was repealed by the Defamation Act 1996.

Section 9 - Extension of certain defences to broadcasting[edit]

Sections 9(2) and (3) were repealed by the Defamation Act 1996.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 16(1) of this Act.

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