The use of SLAPPs

05-07-2021 - 10:37 JURI
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Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) pose a substantial threat to freedom of expression. There is a need for robust legislative intervention in the EU. This study analyses legal definitions of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation and assesses the compatibility of anti-SLAPP legislation with EU law. It is recommended that an anti-SLAPP Directive be adopted and that the Brussels Ia Regulation and Rome II Regulation be recast to limit the number of SLAPPs.