About the Bill
A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the law of defamation; replace the common law delicts of verbal injury with delicts of malicious publication; and for connected purposes.
A SPICe briefing on the Bill can be found here.
The Justice Committee has been designated lead Committee for Stage 1 scrutiny of the Bill.
The Committee launched its call for views on Friday 17 January 2020. The call for views closed on Friday 13 March 2020.
Read the call for views
Read the written submissions received