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Tackling SLAPPs: A critical frontier in the global fight against corruption

Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) have proliferated globally, often deployed by those trying to shut down investigations into corruption. These abusive legal actions can stop stories in their tracks, punish journalists/activists and delay or prevent wrongdoing from coming to light. This workshop will highlight SLAPP cases, as well as profile the work of UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition and the Coalition against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE), which has already resulted in legislative, regulatory and cultural change to address this issue in the UK and Europe. Join us for a roundtable discussion on this topic, including on the practical steps needed to create a global response to SLAPPs that will support the fight against corruption.


Full International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) agenda here.

When June 20, 2024 8:30-10:00 Vilnius, Lithuania Time

Lithuania Convention Centre (LITEXPO), as part of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). 


Paul Radu, Investigative journalist and Co-founder of OCCRP

Angela Mattli, Joint Managing Director of Commodities, Trade & Finance at Public Eye 

Eleanor Rose, Enablers Editor at The Bureau for Investigative Journalists (TBIJ)

Henri Thulliez, Executive Director of PPLAAF

Susan Coughtrie, Co-chair of the UK Anti-SLAPP Coalition and Director of the Foreign Policy Centre

Moderator: Matthew Caruana Galizia, Journalist and Co-founder of The Daphne Foundation

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