Archive: Libel

Sally Bercow: Tweet branded libelous by high court

Sally Bercow loses libel case against Lord McAlpine

The wife of the Speaker has reached a settlement with Lord McAlpine after the high court found she libelled him in a tweet.

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  • BHA: Defamation Act passed by House of Lords

    The House of Lords have passed the Defamation Act, after a three-year campaign calling for the reform of Britain’s libel laws. On Tuesday last week, peers voted by a majority of 78 to pass the legislation, and the Act gained Royal Assent on Thursday. The new Act will help to protect free speech, as well as end London’s status as the ‘libel capital of the world’. The British Humanist Association (BHA) welcomes this news.

  • BHA: Blasphemy laws are on their way out

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) has expressed delight after peers voted by a large majority to pass an amendment to abolish the laws of blasphemy and blasphemous libel.

  • British Humanist Association welcomes amendments to abolish blasphemy laws

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) today welcomes amendments to the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill made by the Government to abolish the common law offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel.

  • BHA Reacts to Pope's first remarks on state visit

    Reacting to the first remarks of the Pope on his state visit, the British Humanist Association has expressed its disappointment.

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