Defense in defamation cases:

1. Justification:

When the statement made is true.

Example: A statement that ‘A’ is a criminal and ‘A’ has been charged in court and found guilty.

2. Fair Comment:

The statement made is an expression of an honest opinion on a matter of public interest.

3. Absolute Privilege:

Such as statements made in court proceedings, parliamentary proceedings, police reports. A person

cannot be sued even if the content in the police report is not true.

4. Qualified Privilege:

Statements made by individuals who have a legal, moral and social responsibility to make a report

and the report is made without malicious intent and reported to the recipient of the report who is

responsible for receiving the report.

5. Consent:

Through this defense, the lawyer will show that the defamed person has actually given permission

to the defamer to make the statement.

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