Death of a Good Name – Defamation and the Deceased: A Consultation Paper

This consultation paper was published in January 2011.

“The 2006 consultation paper, Making Sure That Crime Doesn’t Pay, noted that ” the issue of defamation of homicide victims is not discussed in this consultation but it remains under consideration separately with a view to possible consultation in the context of other work on defamation…“. Subsequently, much attention has been devoted to this issue by the Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament and consideration of Public Petition PE504, which was lodged in May 2002 has led to the Committee’s conclusion that a Scottish Government consultation exercise is the appropriate way to take this issue forward. Further information about the petition is available at: www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/petitions/docs/PE504.htm.”

An online response form is available.

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