"Truth as a Defence in the Law of Defamation" wins SLS Best Paper Prize 2010
25 November 2010
Dr Eric Descheemaeker of the School of Law was the winner of the SLS Best Paper Prize 2010 with "Truth as a Defence in the Law of Defamation". The winning article will appear in the first issue of Legal Studies in 2011.
Eric is currently working on a book, provisionally entitled Re-constructing the Law of Defamation, which aims to expound what the English law of defamation should look like if it really conformed to its own rhetoric of being concerned with, and solely with, the protection of deserved reputation, when in reality it has become somewhat of an English-style tort of iniuria. He is also organising an international seminar on the topic of “iniuria and the common law”, which will bring together leading academics and judges from England, Scotland and South Africa to discuss the significance of the Roman wrong for the modern law of these three jurisdictions, all shaped in part by the English common law and in part by Romanist learning.