Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe – Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights

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June 15, 2020
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June 15, 2020

A number of European organizations signed an anti- Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) policy paper in Europe, indicating that the EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organizations that hold those in positions of power to account. The organizations suggest that SLAPPs are lawsuits brought forward by powerful actors such as companies, public officials in their private capacity, high profile persons to harass and silence those speaking out in the public interest. Typical victims are those with a watchdog role, for example, journalists, activists, informal associations, academics, trade unions, media organizations, and CSOs. Read more here.

Source: ECPMF

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EU Human Rights Groups Call for COVID-19 App Transparency
June 15, 2020
The Government of North Macedonia Adopted a Decision on Allocation of Funds for Financial Support of Associations and Foundations to Support the Fight With the COVID-19 Crisis
June 15, 2020

A number of European organizations signed an anti- Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) policy paper in Europe, indicating that the EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organizations that hold those in positions of power to account. The organizations suggest that SLAPPs are lawsuits brought forward by powerful actors such as companies, public officials in their private capacity, high profile persons to harass and silence those speaking out in the public interest. Typical victims are those with a watchdog role, for example, journalists, activists, informal associations, academics, trade unions, media organizations, and CSOs. Read more here.

Source: ECPMF

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