Report on the crime of libel
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Published by The Commission in Dublin .
Written in English


  • Libel and slander -- Ireland.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesA Law Reform Commission report on the crime of libel.
StatementLaw Reform Commission.
SeriesReport / Law Reform Commission -- LRC 41-1991, LRC (Series : Ireland. Law Reform Commission) -- 41.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 20 p. ;
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14932971M

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