|Event Name||Recent Developments in the Law of Defamation: A Comparative Perspective|
|Start Date||10th Jun 2014 2:00pm|
|End Date||10th Jun 2014 6:30pm|
|Duration||4 hours and 30 minutes|
The Edinburgh Centre for Private Law is hosting an afternoon of discussion concerning recent developments in the law of defamation, including – but not limited to – the Defamation Act 2013. Francois Jurgens (University of Cape Town) will discuss the significance of the South African case of Media 24 v SA Taxi Securitisation  ZASCA 11724, which raises foundational issues for the law of libel or iniuria. Andrew Scott (London School of Economics) will talk about the possible jettisoning of the single-meaning rule in the context of the Northern Ireland Law Commission study, which he is running. Mathilde Groppo (King’s College London) will consider alternative remedies in the English law of defamation, using French law as an analytical counterpoint. Eric Descheemaeker (University of Edinburgh) will suggest a reinterpretation of the doctrine of fair comment or honest opinion as going to the definition of what defamatory means.
The event will be followed by dinner in a local restaurant, which all participants are invited to.