This case refers to UK legislation but is very useful to understand the situation all over Europe.

Local authorities cannot sue in defamation. This was not always the case however. There are in fact two reported incidences of local authorities prior to 1993 (when the law changed) suing in this fashion.

The article appeared in LocalGovernmentLawyer in 2015.

Tags: SLAPP Freedom of expression Legal protection United Kingdom
Publication Date: 26/08/2015