SLAPP suits: an emerging obstacle to public interest environmental litigation in South Africa
One of the strategies to protect the environment is through public interest environmental litigation supported by democratic participation in environmental decision making. However, there are emerging threats to such litigation including strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP suits). Courts should use existing procedural and substantive legal tools to protect litigants faced with SLAPP suits.
Public interest litigation, Environmental litigation, Environmental rights, SLAPP suits