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News, Scotland: Reactions to Report of Expert Group on Leveson: “Shameful” and “Draconian”?

As we reported on FridaySNA1606GX3---_1692669a, the Expert Group on Leveson established by the First Minister, Alex Salmond, recommended a statutory recognition body, a regulator with jurisdiction over all publishers in Scotland and a “failsafe”.  There is a BBC report about these recommendations, “McCluskey Report recommends legal press regulation in Scotland“. Continue reading

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

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“. Continue reading

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