Gavin Millar: ‘Slapp lawsuits are a threat to liberal democracy. This is how to stop them.’


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In an essay in this month’s Prospect magazine, Gavin Millar discusses the threat to free speech posed by the “strategic lawsuit against public participation”.

He argues that the government must fulfil its promise to pass anti-SLAPP legislation to protect, in particular, campaigners and public interest journalists. The article identifies the principles on which such legislation should be based and the protection it should give to those threatened with, or served with, a SLAPP.

Click here to read the article.