The study titled The Use of SLAPPs to Silence Journalists, NGOs and Civil Society (June, 2021 ), commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee analyses legal definitions of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) and assesses the compatibility of anti-SLAPP legislation with EU law. It is recommended that an anti-SLAPP Directive should be adopted, and that the Brussels Ia Regulation and Rome II Regulation should be recast to limit the incidence of SLAPPs.
Protecting Activists from Abusive Litigation: SLAPPs in the Global South and How to Respond (July, 2020), a report published by The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law presents the first cross-regional survey of SLAPPs in the Global South, along with the first rigorous comparative analysis of anti-SLAPP policy responses undertaken in the Global North and the Global South. Survey shows that SLAPPs pose a serious threat to the exercise of fundamental freedoms in the Global South, particularly for activists, civil society organizations, journalists, and community members who dare to criticize powerful entities.
SLAPPs in Europe: How the EU can protect watchdogs from abusive lawsuits (January, 2022), a report published by CASE.