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Research Publications 2022

Synopsis: The Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service (RaISe) produces a number of Research publications each year. These cover a variety of topics which are of interest to Members, Committees and the general public.

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Defamation Bill

This paper provides an overview of the Defamation bill which was introduced on 7th June 2021. It draws comparisons with defamation law in England & Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland as well as a discussion of the key provisions contained in the Bill.


Cyberflashing and Deepfake Pornography

This briefing paper provides information about practices in other jurisdictions to address criminalising deepfake pornography and cyberflashing. The paper provides analysis of internet law as a reserved matter in the context of the Online Safety Bill currently progressing through the UK Parliament. It also looks at how other jurisdictions have legislated for these types of behaviours.


* Please note: Date refers to the date on which the paper was published on the website.


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