Open SLAPP Cases in 2022 and 2023: The Incidence of SLAPPs, and Regulatory Responses in the European Union

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report


This study was commissioned by the Committee on Civil
Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European
Parliament to analyse SLAPP cases and threats which were
initiated in 2022 and 2023. The study provides a detailed
analysis of the topics of public interest associated with the
identified legal actions or legal threats, the cross-border
implications of the public interest matter under dispute and,
to the extent possible, information about victims, the cause of
action, and litigation tactics engaged. Drawing on these
findings, recommendations have been formulated on
regulatory responses to SLAPPs.
Original languageEnglish
Publisher Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
Number of pages65
ISBN (Electronic) 978-92-848-1252-3
ISBN (Print)978-92-848-1253-0
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2023


  • European Union (EU)
  • freedom of expression

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