Defamation Act 1996

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The Defamation Act 1996[1]
Long title An Act to amend the law of defamation and to amend the law of limitation with respect to actions for defamation or malicious falsehood.
Citation 1996 c 31
Royal assent 4 July 1996
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Defamation Act 1996 (c 31) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Section 14 - Reports of court proceedings absolutely privileged[edit]

See Absolute privilege in English law

Section 19 - Commencement[edit]

The following orders have been made under this section:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 20(1) of this Act.

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