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Derbyshire CC v Sunday Times

[1993] 1 All ER 126

Case summary last updated at 06/02/2020 10:59 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Derbyshire CC v Sunday Times

A local authority wanted to sue a newspaper for defamation. HL ruled that a local authority/govt/executive body could no sue for defamation since society required that people be able to criticise the government absolutely freely and uninhibited and to allow the govt to sue people for defamation would detract from freedom of speech. 

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