Russia-Ukraine war reveals England’s draconian libel laws, says lawyer

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Geoffrey Robertson says wealthy Russians have exploited legal system and suppressed free speech

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has helped “open eyes” to the idea of reforming England’s increasingly draconian libel and privacy laws, according to one of the country’s leading media advocates.

Geoffrey Robertson KC, author of a new book on efforts by the rich and powerful to suppress free speech, Lawfare, said the war revealed the cynical way wealthy Russians – and others – have exploited the English legal system.

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