Webinar: SLAPPs as a Global Phenomenon

A Digital Discussion


Research by BHRRCICNL, and Greenpeace International show that strategic litigation against public participation, or SLAPPs, are a global problem that increasingly undermines the exercise of fundamental freedoms around the world. SLAPPs are suits filed by private actors, often powerful companies and businesspersons, in order to stifle critical speech and participation by activists, journalists, and community members.

On October 7, 2020, ICNL, BHRRC, and Greenpeace International hosted a webinar to hear accounts from activists who have been targeted by SLAPPs, as well as a presentation of the most recent research findings on the scope and dimensions of the problem, and a discussion of what can be done to address this threat. A recording of the discussion is available in both English and Spanish.

For more information on SLAPPs in the Global South, visit ICNL’s Protecting Activists from Abusive Litigation report page.