News: Scottish Government to Consult on “Libelling the Dead”

10 11 2010

It has been reported that Scottish ministers are to consult on a reform of the law of defamation to permit claims to be brought on behalf of the dead.   The consultation is set to be launched before the end of the year. A spokesman at Scotland’s Justice Department said that the Government had no view on whether a change was necessary of desirable:  “We have said that we will still be a very very long way away from changing the law on this“. Read the rest of this entry »