Defamation Act 1996

The Defamation Act 1996 (c 31) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The Defamation Act 1996[1]
Long titleAn Act to amend the law of defamation and to amend the law of limitation with respect to actions for defamation or malicious falsehood.
Citation1996 c 31
Royal assent4 July 1996
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

Section 14 - Reports of court proceedings absolutely privilegedEdit

See Absolute privilege in English law

Section 19 - CommencementEdit

The following orders have been made under this section:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 20(1) of this Act.

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