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Conference on Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation @ World Law Forum [Oct 20, Delhi]: Registrations Open

By: Archana Aggarwal | October 5, 2018

The World Law Forum Global Launch will be held on the 20th of October 2018 in New Delhi, India and will be celebrated by influential leaders in various fields. Coinciding with the World Law Forum Global Launch will be a Conference focussing on SLAPP, a phenomena which has been on the rise in India in the recent years.

Conference aims:
  • Raise awareness of the SLAPP phenomenon and explore the applicability and effectiveness of Anti-SLAPP laws;
  • Create a dialogue between journalists, lawyers and policy makers to protect freedom of expression and promote equality;
  • Allow for community-building and encourage change makers to join the World Law Forum
Key topics

Freedom of expression vs Access to Justice
Responsible freedom of expression
Whistle-blowing, Retaliation and SLAPP
United Nations: Retaliation and Whistleblowing
Corporate Governance and Culture Shift
Emergence of SLAPP in India
How far do existing laws address SLAPP suits?
Differentiating legitimate lawsuit and SLAPPs
Necessity of Anti-SLAPP legislation in India

Why attend?
  • Witness and support the launch of World Law Forum
  • Hear from influential journalists, human rights advocates, academics, lawyers and have your questions answered by our panel of speakers
  • Learn about SLAPP, whistle-blowing and retaliation and relevant domestic and international case studies
  • Learn about responsible freedom of expression
  • Develop an understanding of Anti-SLAPP laws around the world and their effectiveness
  • Gain insight on the SLAPP phenomenon and the applicability of Anti-SLAPP laws from other jurisdictions in the context of India
  • Network with leaders of now and leaders of tomorrow.
  • Obtain one free annual World Law Forum membership
Who should attend?
  • Lawyers
  • Students (law, humanities, political science, international relations, communications)
  • Journalists
  • Academics
  • Members and Supporter of NGOs
  • Civil Servants
  • Politicians
  • Change makers
  • Ram Jethmalani : Senior Advocate & Member of Parliament
  • Rajeev Dhavan: Senior Advocate & Eminent Jurist
  • Aman Lekhi: Additional Solicitor General, Government of India
  • Madhu Trehan: Founder – Newslaundry
  • Sidharth Vardarajan: Founder – The Wire
  • Paranjoy Guha Thakura: Senior Journalist
  • Rajshree Chandra: A/Professor, University of Delhi
  • Sunita Narain: Editor – Down to Earth
  • Sucheta Dalal*: Managing Editor, Moneylife
  • Dilip Cherian: Consulting Partner, Perfect Relations
  • Suhel Seth: Managing Partner, Counselage India
Registration Fee
  • Professionals: INR 2800
  • Young Professionals:    INR 1800
  • Students:        INR 900
  • Young Professionals are persons of 29 years of age or below at the time of the conference.
  • Students are persons enrolled in a full-time course/degree at an accredited university. There is no restriction on age.
  • Young Professional and Student ticket holders are required to present a valid ID/Student card on the day of the conference in order to enjoy subsidized rates and be admitted. Amounts include GST but exclude Town script transaction fee. Please refer to our Town script registration page for the total amount payable.

NCUI Auditorium 3, August Kranti Marg Siri Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110016

Date & Time

October 20 from 9PM to 5PM


Email: [email protected]
Mob: 91 99463 11754

For registration, visit at official site

Lawctopus is proud to be the media partner for this event.

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