Defamation and Malicious Publications (Scotland) Bill

 

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.

Read  the Bill and Accompanying Documents

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf MSP, on 2 December 2019.

Stage 1

The Justice Committee has been designated lead committee for Stage 1 scrutiny of the Bill.

Evidence

The Committee launched its call for views on Friday 17 January 2020, with a closing date of Friday 13 March 2020

Read the call for views

 
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