12 Sep 2018

Ursula Cheer: Public interest in defamation

From Nine To Noon, 11:48 am on 12 September 2018
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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

In a ground-breaking judgement, the Court of Appeal recognised a new public interest defence in defamation cases. This came about during defamation proceedings brought against Maori TV by Sir Edward Durie and Donna Hall. Professor Ursula Cheer goes over how it will work.