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


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?

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