– Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty
Leveson's main proposal makes sense for the public, press and politicians alike.
The press sets up a robust body - independent of Government and serving editors - and earns legal protections from needless challenges in court. The public gets confidence of greater access to justice and redress when things go wrong.
What nobody needs and Liberty cannot support is any last-resort compulsory statutory press regulation - coming at too high a price in a free society.
Lord Justice Leveson has recommended further press regulation, underpinned by law, in his long-awaited report.