West Law Report

Libel Tourism

Posted in Defamation by mrkooenglish on May 15, 2008

Mark Stephens wrote that “Too many foreigners jet in to sue foreign publications, authors and broadcasters before our claimant-friendly libel courts”. UK courts welcome “Foreigners unable or unwilling to take their chances before their own courts”.


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  1. Danny said, on June 3, 2008 at 9:47 am

    And we’ve just had the first cases of “privacy tourism” where a case from the UK was taken to a court in France where privacy laws are stricter. The effects of globalisation on law and the accountability of the Media in other jurisdictions is growing.

    See http://www.thatdanny.com for the full article.

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