Sunday, 4 September 2011

2009 Coroners and Justices Act s.73

The final removal of seditious, obscene and defamatory libel from the UK statute book: "The following offences under the common law of England and Wales and the common law of Northern Ireland are abolished—

(a)the offences of sedition and seditious libel;
(b)the offence of defamatory libel;
(c)the offence of obscene libel."