Defamation Act (with its variations) is a stock used for legislation in Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland and 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 or for all legislation which relates to intense resentment.
Republic of Ireland
- The Defamation Act 1952 (15 & 16 Geo 6 & 1 Eliz 2 c 66)
- The Defamation Act 1996 (c 31)
- The Defamation Act 2013
- The Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955 (c 11) (N.I.)