Firms taking SLAPP lawsuits should be ‘named and shamed’ - Mary Lawlor
UN’s special rapporteur on human rights defenders says strategic litigation against public participation increasingly favoured by businesses and politicians looking to “censor, intimidate, and silence critics”
Businesses and law firms who take lawsuits to restrict free speech through so-called ‘strategic litigation against public participation’ (SLAPPs) should be “named and shamed”, according a UN special rapporteur.
Mary Lawlor, the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights defenders, will give a keynote speech tomorrow at a conference focused law suits designed to frustrate and chill free speech.
SLAPPs have become an increasingly favoured tactic by businesses and politicians looking to “censor, intimidate, and silence ...