This draft is scheduled to be presented to the Assembly on 28 June 2021, and to be voted in October.

The proposal aims at pushing the Commission to tackle the problem of strategic lawsuits against public participation, that is widespread in Europe: "SLAPPs have become an increasingly widespread practice used against journalists, academics, civil society and NGOs, as demonstrated by many cases throughout the Union".

The draft can be accessed here .

Tags: SLAPP Defamation and Libel Copyright European policies and legislation
Publication Date: 14/06/2021