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Day: 20 May 2011

Should public bodies be allowed to sue in defamation? Part 2 – Comparison between England and Germany: Raymond Youngs

In German law, defamation is primarily seen as a crime under §§185 ff of the Criminal Code, and therefore also as a tort under § 823(2) of the Civil Code. There has never been an objection to individual members of a group suing for defamation of that group (See eg BVerfGE 93, 266 (the ‘soldiers are murderers’ case) (translation R Youngs).   Continue reading

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