Libel Tourism: English and EU Private International Law

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Libel tourism, which is much related to the UK, is caused by a mixture of factors, such as the law applicable, national and European rules of jurisdiction, national choice of law rules, and case law of the CJEU. These issues as well as aspects of recognition and enforcement of libel judgments in the US and EU are examined. Proposals for reform and legislative action in the EU are made. The effect of the Defamation Act 2013 on libel tourism, in which the UK attempts to strike a better balance between freedom of expression and privacy and to deal with libel tourism, is examined.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Private International Law
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)269-288
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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