Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill

3 Dec 2019

The Scottish Government have introduced the Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament, taking forward the Scottish Law Commission’s Report on Defamation (Scot Law Com No 248, 2017).

Lady Paton, Chair of the Scottish Law Commission, said today:

“I welcome this important Bill which has been introduced by the Scottish Government as part of their legislative programme.  The Bill seeks to implement the recommendations in the Commission’s 2017 Report on Defamation, with a view to modernising the law of defamation and making it fit for purpose in today’s society.”

The Bill can be found on the Scottish Parliament’s website here.

The Scottish Government’s news release can be found here.