Defamation

  1. When the Empire SLAPPs Back

    “Short of a gun to the head, a greater threat to First Amendment expression can scarcely be imagined” -Nicholas Colabella J. of the New York Supreme Court, in Gordon v Marrone. The above statement vividly describes what has come to be called a SLAPP suit –… Read More

  2. Subramanian Swamy v. UoI: Unanswered Arguments

    By Anna Liz Thomas A lot has been made of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India, finding criminal defamation laws in India, encapsulated in sections 499 and 500 of the IPC and section 199 of the CrPC, constitutional. Most public… Read More

  3. CCG analyses on the Criminal Defamation ruling

    Written by Nakul Nayak Since the Supreme Court’s May 13th ruling on the constitutionality of criminal defamation laws in India, CCG has come out with two op-eds on the shortcomings of the judgment. In today’s Indian Express, Chinmayi Arun (Executive Director of CCG) raises important questions surrounding the implications of… Read More

  4. Online Harrasment and Legal Remedies

    By Shrutanjaya Bhardwaj Background The information in this piece had originally been collected for an awareness session hosted by JaagoTeens for college students in DU, for which I had gone with CCG Fellow Aarti Bhavana. While preparing for the same, I had reached out to all my friends… Read More

  5. Busy Day for Free Speech in the Supreme Court: Defamation and Pornography

    Image: http://www.internetlawcommentary.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/defame530.jpg Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India The Supreme Court bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla Pant today heard a bunch of almost two-dozen petitions, which challenge the constitutional validity of criminal defamation (sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code). Among the more… Read More

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