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SLAPPs – Lawfare against justice

Thursday 23 June 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has demonstrated the worst consequences of allowing oligarchs and other rich and powerful actors to exploit international legal and financial systems. In this Global Insight podcast, we look at growing concerns over the use of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) – an intimidation tool frequently used to silence journalists, activists, critics and other public watchdogs.

Discussing the issues are:

  • Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services at The Guardian;
  • Charlie Holt, legal counsel at Greenpeace International; and
  • Dario Milo, a media law expert at Webber Wentzel in Johannesburg.