Volume 50, Issue 1 International and Comparative Perspectives on Defamation, Free Speech, and PrivacyThis issue explores defamation law in the United States, Canada, the European Union, and elsewhere. Topics include the origins of the Public Figure Doctrine in First Amendment defamation law, reforming the crime of libel, and the relationship among defamation, free speech, and democratic governance. The articles were originally presented at a symposium that was held at New York Law School on December 4, 2004, and organized by Russell L. Weaver. It also features a compelling article describing the drafting of Iraq’s Transitional Administrative Law, by His Excellency Feisal Al-Istrabadi, Iraq’s Alternate Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Defamation of Public Figures: North American Contrasts
Defamation, Free Speech, and Democratic Governance
Russell L. Weaver and David F. Partlett
Truth and Consequences: First Amendment Protection for Accurate Reporting on Government Investigations
Jonathan Donnellan and Justin Peacock
Reviving Constitutionalism in Iraq: Key Provisions of the Interim Constitution
His Excellency Feisal Amin al-Istrabadi