Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Libel Tourism

International Law Weekend

The American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA) present:

Libel Tourism

Fordham University Law School

Friday, October 21, 2011, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. [90 minutes]

Electronic communications have changed defamation laws in ways few would have anticipated. A defamatory statement posted on the internet may be read anywhere in the world. The legal consequences of that statement depend not on where the statement was made, but where it was downloaded or viewed.

This panel will review international developments under the defamation laws of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and other countries. One of the panelists is a U.S.-based author who was sued for libel in the United Kingdom because of a book she wrote on financing terrorism. Her story prompted legislative protections at the state and federal level. The panel is sponsored by the ABILA Committee on Teaching International Law.


  • Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, Director, American Center for Democracy
  • Daniel J. Kornstein, Kornstein, Veisz, Wexler & Pollard LLP
  • Steven M. Richman, Duane Morris
  • Prof. Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School

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