Satyajit Sarna is a practising lawyer who has spent over a decade appearing before the courts in India in a wide range of matters. He has extensive first-hand experience defending against SLAPPs in courts in India, as part of a media law focused practice. He has defended publishers, writers, newspapers and journalists against large businesses, motivated government actions and powerful private organizations.
Sarna graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India and holds an Advanced LLM in European and International Human Rights Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
He is a 2022-23 Re:Constitution Fellow, focusing on researching SLAPPs and the freedom of expression, as part of a wider project on democracy and the rule of law in Europe. He has recently completed a study visit to the European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg. He is also a published writer and poet.