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You're reading: Defamation as means of illegal influence on court and investigation in Ukraine

 

The relevance of this topic is
stipulated by the threatening tendency to use the phenomenon of defamation for
illegal pressure on court and investigation in Ukraine that, having reached a
dangerous size, negatively influences the efficiency of the whole system of
justice functioning.

Defamation (from Latin diffamatio
– calumny, slander) is traditionally understood as public dissemination of real
or invented data that humiliate honor, dignity and business reputation of a
citizen or organization, disgracing in press aimed at exertion of an influence
on fulfillment of their duties. This act is regarded as a crime in the criminal
legislation of many countries.

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