The facts are stated in the opinion of Lord Keith of Kinkel. So, too, can trade unions: Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication and Plumbing Union v Times Newspapers Ltd  QB 585. There is no reason in logic or principle to distinguish the plaintiff from these bodies. The rationale for permitting persons other than individuals to sue for libel thus applies with equal force to local authorities. Balcombe LJ, giving the leading judgement in the Court of Appeal, summarised the facts thus  QB 770, 802:"The facts in the case are fortunately refreshingly simple.Each of these bodies, although having only legal personality, has a legitimate entitlement to protect its reputation from defamatory attacks. Bognor Regis Urban District Council v Campion  2 QB 169 remains good authority for the proposition that a local authority has a "governing" reputation, which it can protect by an action for libel. Article 10 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1953) (Cmd. 407 and Oberschlick v Austria, , Publications of the European Court of Human Rights, Series A No. Even if the question were to be asked in the abstract, a thorough investigation of the aims and effect of domestic law would show that the English law of defamation strikes a balance between the rights of protection for reputation and of freedom of expression. In two issues of 'The Sunday Times' newspaper on 17 and 24 September 1989 there appeared articles concerning share deals involving the superannuation fund of the Derbyshire County Council.Most of the hostility targets young male asylum-seekers from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, who make up the majority of the migrants reshaping Germany.who settled during the three Great Swabian Migrations in Hungary (see map before WW I).Derbyshire County Council v Times Newspapers Ltd and Others AC 534,  1 All ER 1011,  2 WLR 449, 91 LGR 179 House of Lords Lord Keith of Kinkel, Lord Griffiths, Lord Goff of Chieveley, Lord Browne-Wilkinson and Lord Woolf Defamation - Parties - Corporation - Publication relating to administration of local authority's superannuation fund - Publication insinuating maladministration of pension funds - Balance between public interest in freedom of speech and protection of authority's reputation - Whether local authority entitled to maintain action in defamation The plaintiff, a local authority, brought an action for damages for libel against the defendants in respect of two newspaper articles which had questioned the propriety of investments made for its superannuation fund. 71; Die Spoorbond v South African Railways, 1946 A. 999 and Argus Printing and Publishing Co Ltd v Inkatha Freedom Party, 1992 (3) S. 579.] The Court of Appeal erred in holding that Manchester Corporation v Williams  1 QB 94; 63 L. 805 conflicts with the Bognor decision and casts doubt on the general principle that a local authority is entitled to sue for libel.  2 AC 306.]Even if a governmental body is entitled to sue for libel, a constitutional privilege should attach to a publication imputing maladministration to such a body.
It is accepted that the precepts underlying the Convention may be looked at to decide whether the public interest in freedom of information should prevail over the right to protect one's reputation. v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ex parte Brind  1 AC 696, 760.] But regard should be had to the fact that the right to freedom of expression under the Convention is not unlimited. The newspaper only has to prove the "sting" of the libel, not every single allegation. It is unnecessary for the purposes of this judgement to set out in any detail the contents of these articles: it is sufficient to say that they question the propriety of certain investments made by the council of moneys in its superannuation fund, with Mr Bookbinder as the prime mover, in three deals with Mr Oyston or companies controlled by him.Travel grants are for one person only and cannot be split among several applicants.Applications must be submitted to the Austrian Cultural Forum New York/ACFNY ([email protected]), no later than 1 June 2017.Free Chat is the top free chat website online today.We are the UK's leading chat site and welcome chatters over the age of 18 from all over the world.