Defences for defamation: its strengths and weaknesses / Fatimah Zahrah Ramli …[et al.]

Ramli, Fatimah Zahrah and Rosalan, Nurliyana and Abd. Hadi, Rozanna and Mohamed Rahim, Siti Baqiuratul Zahraa' (2006) Defences for defamation: its strengths and weaknesses / Fatimah Zahrah Ramli …[et al.]. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

The tort of defamation is principally designed to protect interest in reputation from untrue statements. There are a number of important and extremely complex defences to defamation, and the complexity reflects the difficulty in satisfying the desire to balance the need for freedom of speech against the need to protect the reputation of the individual. The defences that are discussed in this research are the unintentional defamation, justification, fair comment and privilege. These defences will be considered in detail and careful note should be made in particular circumstances in which each may apply. A defence is said to be effective if the defendant can put a bar against any legal proceedings in defamation instituted by the plaintiff. Meanwhile, a defence is said to be ineffective if the plaintiff can successfully claim for remedies from the defendant. Hence, in corresponding with the objective of this research, these defences will be examined as to their strengths and weaknesses. This is to find out whether these defences are effective or not either in theory or in practice.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
Creators
Email / ID Num.
Ramli, Fatimah Zahrah
2003345317
Rosalan, Nurliyana
2003345516
Abd. Hadi, Rozanna
2003345594
Mohamed Rahim, Siti Baqiuratul Zahraa'
2003345635
Contributors:
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Name
Email / ID Num.
Thesis advisor
Dzulkifli, Fatimahtuzzahra'
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Jurisprudence. Philosophy and theory of law > The concept of law
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor of Legal Studies (Hons)
Keywords: defamation, proceedings, justification
Date: April 2006
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/31820
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