Increasing the protection of human rights in the face of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation


11/02/2022

The Forum on Business and Human Rights 2021 produced this video in November 2021.

Key questions:

  • What is the scope and nature of SLAPPs globally?
  • What are the associated human rights harms caused to human rights defenders by their use?
  • What are the positive steps taken by businesses to address such attacks against defenders?
  • What are the challenges that human rights defenders face when trying to defend themselves against SLAPPs?
  • What are different stakeholders doing to address the problem, such as national and regional bar associations, and regional organisations?

Speakers:
Mr. Emmanuel Umpula, Ms. Rebecca DeWinter Schmitt, Lady Nancy Zuluaga Jaramillo, Ms. Sutharee Wannasiri, Ms. Mary Lawlor, Ms. Leanne Govindsamy, Charlie Holt

https://media.un.org/en/asset/k19/k1990tkkme